Problematic HTML escaping of mDash - device messages

#1

Greetings.

It seems that when mDash sends data to a hardware device, strings that contain brackets or ampersands (<>&) are HTML escaped.

I’m guessing this is a relic to keep browsers from misinterpreting JSON text. However, since there is no browser involvement in mDash <-> device messaging can this HTML escaping be removed? It is painful to have to manually parse for this sort of thing in firmware.

Thanks!
-AD

#2

Any thoughts on this one?

-AD