This worked in jqx for years. I have been using in all my grid applications. Suddenly, after installing the latest version none of this works.
Without any notification at all they decided to “escape” HTML characters. Frankly, this is crap. There is no reason at all to change this. Furthermore, to do so with out any warning to users is even bigger CRAP.
cellsrenderer and the renderer callback functions are available since many years and these expected to be used for html rendering in cells and columns. The old behavior which allowed rendering of HTML in a field which expected TEXT was wrong.