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Simple XML - Encountering the error - EntityRef: expecting ';'

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I have the below in my defaul.xml

<nav search_view="search" color="#2B60DE">
  <view name="private_searches" default='true' />
  <view name="private_dashboards" />
  <a href="/manager/search/saved/searches/_new?action=edit&ns=search">Create a saved search</a>
  <a href="/manager/search/data/ui/views/_new?action=edit&ns=search">Create a dashboard</a>
</nav>

When trying to save the page, I am getting the red banner

Encountered the following error while trying to update: In handler 'nav': Error parsing XML on line 5: EntityRef: expecting ';'

I am not sure, but I think it has to be escaped somehow. Does anyone know what should be done in this situation? I want to have a button on the navigation bar for redirecting directly to the create saved search and dashboard endpoint.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Replace & with &amp;, the XML entity for an ampersand.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

That 5. is just the new answers platform labelling every fifth line of code.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Replace & with &amp;, the XML entity for an ampersand.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Sure looks like it thinks the & is the start of an entity, but it's part of a quoted attribute value. Not sure where to go from here other than trying it and debugging it.

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<nav search_view="search" color="#2B60DE">
  <view name="private_searches" default='true' />
  <view name="private_dashboards" />
  <a href="/manager/search/saved/searches/_new?action=edit&ns=search">Create a saved search</a>
  <a href="/manager/search/data/ui/views/_new?action=edit&ns=search">Create a dashboard</a>
</nav>

Weird how I see a "5." displayed in the code section above. Is there a bug in the new answers page?

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