[XML-SIG] XML 0.5.1 bug: 'amp' character reference not
handled correctly by "HtmlBuilder/HtmlWriter"
Fri, 13 Aug 1999 12:46:02 -0400
I had similar problems a while back and came up with the following hack (nobody
seemed to think it was problem so I had to fix it myself)... I have no idea if
this is a good fix but it seemed to fix most of my problems...
def handle_charref(self, name):
n = string.atoi(name)
# JCJ 1999-06-11: This turns µ into chr(181) which when saved
# back as HTML, is no good.
#if not 0 <= n <= 255:
if not 0 <= n <= 127:
def unknown_charref(self, ref):
#gLog.Warning('unknown_charref %s' % ref)
Builder.entityref(self, '#' + ref)
def unknown_entityref(self, ref):
gLog.Error('unknown_entityref %s' % ref)
Dieter Maurer <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 08/12/99 01:06:22 PM
cc: (bcc: Jeff Johnson/Service/ICN)
Subject: [XML-SIG] XML 0.5.1 bug: 'amp' character reference not handled
correctly by "HtmlBuilder/HtmlWriter"
"HtmlBuilder" translates '&' into an entity reference.
This does not follow the DOM spec. It specifies that
character references are expected to be expanded by the
"XmlWriter/HtmlWriter" does not output the 'amp' entity reference.
This, obviously, is a bug in "XmlWriter/HtmlWriter".
By the way, processing instructions are not output, too.
I have fixed my "&" problem by adding "amp" to the
"expand_entities" tuple in "HtmlBuilde". This, however,
is not a general solution.
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