I am trying to put link under label which will scroll down to the section down in the VF page. I am getting an Error

Error Error: LeadDetail line 123, column 52: The entity name must immediately follow the '&' in the entity reference
Error Error: The entity name must immediately follow the '&' in the entity reference.

 <apex:pageblocksectionitem >
    <apex:outputText value="D & B Company Name \<a name="#detailList"\>more...\</a\>" escape="true"/>
    <apex:outputField value="{!RH_Lead__c.Company_Name1__c}"/>

detailList is a section at the bottom.


Replace & with &amp; in the value attribute

EDIT: you need to replace all the reserved characters (&, <, > etc) with their named character entity reference ("escaped" values) in attributes, because the attributes are parsed - < needs to be &lt;


  • Now getting The value of attribute "value" associated with an element type "apex:outputText" must not contain the '<' character. May 3 '17 at 14:34
  • < needs to be &lt; May 3 '17 at 14:35
  • Thanks Brian. And how to make it auto scroll to thebottom. May 3 '17 at 14:42
  • That's a completely separate question, if you have another question you may ask it here: salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/ask May 3 '17 at 14:43

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