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   How to escape &dt=... (org.dom4j.DocumentException)

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I have the following problem:

One of my xml nodes contains an url that contains the text &dt=...

When I try to parse this via DocumentHelper.parseText I get the following exception:
org.dom4j.DocumentException: Error on line 21 of document  : The reference to entity "dt" must end with the ';' delimiter. Nested exception: The reference to entity "dt" must end with the ';' delimiter.

This ofcourse is fixed when I enclose this in <[CDATA[...]]> but if I do this,
due to some architectural limitations, I would have to enclose all node contents with CDATA.
As I send this XML over the network, this would mean a significat decrease in performance.

How can I handle such examples of &amp;dt= ?
Either detecting that the node content must be enclosed in CDATA or
an xml escaping algorithm contained in the default java 1.5 api would do the trick.

Thanx in advance,


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