Grid connector fails if data contains forward slash?

I’ve stepped through the tutorial for dhthmlxgrid, using a .php connector to load data from mysql. Everything works as expected unless the mysql data contains a forward slash… in which case loading the page results in a wall of XML

The data like “G17/19” and “AMC11/3” is causing the grid to fail. Omitting this field, the grid loads properly. Is this an inherent limitation that would require me to reformat the mysql data, or is there a workaround?

Thank you

actually it should work correctly and it works correctly at local machine.
Could you provide complete demo?

Hmm… sure enough a test with a simple test data set works fine. Perhaps there is something amok with my production dataset… hidden character or something. I should have thought to try this first. Thank you for the reply.