To_xml :methods generating escaped XML

Howdy. Ruby N. here.

I have a couple of methods in one of my models:

def program_asset
if promo?
elsif feature?
play_id = self[:play_id]
my_play = Playdate.find(play_id)
my_fid = my_play[:fid]
logger.fatal "Came across a log item that was neither a promo nor
a feature: " + self

def program_asset_xml
program_asset.to_xml(:skip_instruct => true)

include the first-level associations.

alias_method :ar_to_xml, :to_xml
def to_xml(options = {})
default_methods = [:program_asset_xml]
options[:methods] = (options[:methods] ? options[:methods] +
default_methods : default_methods )

Sort of works okay, except here is a snippet of XML that gets returned
to a browser or client:

<artesia_did type=“integer”></artesia_did>


The :include-d program asset’s XML gets converted into an escaped
string, where the angle brackets have been replaced by < and > .
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks very much in advance for any help, as well as any other
suggestions you may have!

Bump. Why is it that I have to CGI.unescapeHTML the output in order for
it to appear correct on the client side? CGI.unescapeHTML introduces a
big performance hit, for some reason (and that could be another issue).