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@Beta @GwtCompatible public abstract class CharEscaper extends EscaperAn object that converts literal text into a format safe for inclusion in a particular context (such as an XML document). Typically (but not always), the inverse process of "unescaping" the text is performed automatically by the relevant parser.
For example, an XML escaper would convert the literal string
"<Bar>"from being confused with an XML tag. When the resulting XML document is parsed, the parser API will return this text as the original literal string
CharEscaperinstance is required to be stateless, and safe when used concurrently by multiple threads.
Several popular escapers are defined as constants in classes like
SourceCodeEscapers. To create your own escapers extend this class and implement the
All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
escape(String string)Returns the escaped form of a given literal string.