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AEM 6.4 Sightly Issue - Textfield not displaying special characters properly

angthefire
Level 2
Level 2

Hi Team,

I have a requirement to render special characters like "doublequote" ("), "quote" ('), "less than" (<), "greater than" (>) in textfield/pathfield.

The problem now is these characters get HTML encoded in the view source page.

So, if an Input expression in textfield is

<%= formatDate(new Date(), "%2D.%2M.%4Y") %>

It is displayed as

&lt;%= formatDate(new Date(), &#34;%2D.%2M.%4Y&#34;) %&gt;

Expected result: <%= formatDate(new Date(), "%2D.%2M.%4Y") %>

I have tried using context='unsafe' but it is not working (worked for AEM 6.3). I tried calling this value using java but the input expression is fetched correctly in the method, the encoding is done later.

Is there a way to get the expected result?

5 Replies
Arun_Patidar
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

Hi,

Are you using JSP or HTL? Context works only with HTL but your functions seems a JSP code. HTL will be considering this as text will be displaying as it is.

<h2>Display Current Date & Time</h2>

<p>${properties.text @context='unsafe'}</p>

<p>${properties.text}</p>

Screenshot 2018-12-11 at 5.40.34 PM.png

angthefire
Level 2
Level 2

Hi Arun,

Thanks for the reply.

I am using HTL in the same way as you have used in the example and getting the exact same result in inspect element console as shown in snapshot.

However, the issue is when I right click on the page and choose the option "View Page Source", there the output is different.

And as I mentioned earlier, I wasn't facing this issue with AEM6.3, only after upgrading to 6.4 the problem appeared.

edubey
Level 10
Level 10

This is what i see on page

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and this on view source

1644738_pastedImage_1.png

I am not sure whats the confusion, can you elaborate

angthefire
Level 2
Level 2

The code seems to work fine now. Not sure why it wasn't working earlier. Thanks edubey and Arun.

Arun_Patidar
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

Hi,

Its working fine with unsafe context

<h2>Display Current Date & Time</h2>

<p>${properties.text @context='unsafe'}</p>

<p>${properties.text}</p>

Agree with Praveen, not sure what is the confusion.

Screenshot 2018-12-13 at 4.28.28 PM.png