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WebGrab++.config file and " & " sign

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bebawy6
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WebGrab++.config file and " & " sign

Hello Mat & Jan van Straaten

the app will not run and gave an error if any of your channel name has & sign. I found a work around by replacing it to
& and it will run but because the name is different from my IPTV channel name it will not autosync.

is there any chance to let the app accept the & sign as there are quite good channels number with that & sign in the name

A&E
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
Law & Crime Network
Starz Kids & Family

many thanks

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Hi, there is no way that & characters can be made accepted in (any) xml files as the config is. That character is prohibited in xml ! It is not a shortcoming of WG++ . See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/730133/what-are-invalid-characters-i....

In fact they are not supposed to occur in any channellist file provided by WG++ .. if so, it's a mistake.

What you did is correct, replace it with & .. The program that reads the xmltv data and imports it into the guide of your IPTV needs to take care of it .. replacing & back into & .. (and also all possible char substitutions that can occur in xml files).

Maybe you can contact the maker of that xmltv import facility ..

success Jan (WGMaker)

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many thanks for the explanation

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