25 February 2005

WordPress 1.5 Ampersand Escaping Bug

Posted under: at 12:34

I found an irritating bug in WordPress 1.5: ampersands in blogroll URLs don’t get properly escaped. Thus, blogrolls that contains URL with ampersand in it don’t validate.

Quick fix: modify wp-includes/links.php around line 206 like this (add the line with + in front of it)

    if ('' != $target) {
        $target = " target='$target'";
    }
    + $the_link = htmlspecialchars($the_link);
    echo("<a href='$the_link'");

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