generalutil.htmlEncode deprecated - what to use instead (in a user macro)?

Hey GeneralUtil Javadocstates that GeneralUtil.htmlEncode is deprecated and to use HtmlUtil.htmlEncode instead. However, in user macros, there seems to be no $htmlUtil available. Is it used under a different name? Or are we supposed to use something else? 

It is easy to forget that users can easily execute Javascript in somebody else's context if parameters are not escaped..

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This worked for me:

## @noparams
#set ( $htmlUtil = $content.class.forName("com.atlassian.confluence.util.HtmlUtil").getConstructor().newInstance() )
#set ( $htmlText = $htmlUtil.htmlEncode("<p> Test </p>") )

While I appreciate your creativity (hence the upvote), I cannot mark this answer as accepted. There just has to be an "official" way to prevent XSS attacks via user macros.

Thanks, I understand. However, I would have to say that there's nothing very "official" about user macros as they currently exist :)

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