I'm reading a XML file with dom4j. The file looks like this:
<Field> hello, world...</Field>
\r\n hello, world...
You cannot easily. Those aren't 'escapes', they are 'character entities'. They are a fundamental part of XML. Xerces has some very complex support for 'unparsed entities', but I doubt that it applies to these, as opposed to the species that are defined in a DTD.