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Item3612: The SVN RSS feed is not valid XML when HTML entities are present in bug titles

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The SVN RSS feed should not break due to HTML in bug titles.

The SVN RSS feed can contain invalid XML when HTML entities are present in bug titles. This occurs if the HTML entity is an unmatched opening or closing tag. For instance, Item3574 contained the tag <a> in the title field. This caused both Firefox and the TWiki:Codev/TWikiBot RSS module to throw errors parsing the XML. I have changed the title of the bug in question to use &lt;a&gt; instead.

Is there anything that can or should be done to correct this, other than avoiding HTML entities in bug titles?

-- TWiki:Main/JasonHill - 12 Feb 2007

This applies to the TWiki engine because the WebRss has a SEARCH with format $formfield(Summary) -- $formfield(CurrentState). I changed the AppliesTo accordingly.

-- PTh

yes, one approach is to spit out a list of HTML entity definitions at the top of the RSS feed.

-- TWiki:Main.WillNorris - 20 May 2007

duplicate of Item1985; closing

-- WillNorris - 21 May 2007

Summary The SVN RSS feed is not valid XML when HTML entities are present in bug titles
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JasonHill

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Fri, 09 Feb 2007, build 12817
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Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r5 - 2007-05-21 - TWikiUserMapping_WillNorris
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