Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:41 pm

The filter Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text does not work in TextPipe 10.7.6.

Every HTML entity in my UTF-8 test file became the NUL character!
The attachment HTML XML entities.zip is no longer available

NB. I have therefore just made a workaround using a replace list filter.
HTML XML entities.zip
Zip file contains UTF-8 test file with all 253 entities.
(973 Bytes) Downloaded 257 times


Aside: I do not recall using this filter in earlier versions of TextPipe, so I have nothing to say about when it first had this bug.

Please fix this bug asap.

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Last edited by DFH on Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:19 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:44 pm

Also, there's a minor issue with the Help for Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text.

When this filter is selected in the filters list, and the context menu option Help for this filter is clicked, the wrong help page is displayed.

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Re: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:58 pm

Test convert HTML XML entities to text.zip
Zip file contains my test filter which includes a workaround.
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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:29 am

Please review and respond.

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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DataMystic Support » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:58 pm

Thanks David - the help and the filter are fixed for TextPipe 10.8 and the encodings have been updated for the latest unicode.
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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 am

Thanks, Simon.

When is TextPipe 10.8 due to be released?

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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DataMystic Support » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 pm

Aiming for 2 weeks from now.
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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:48 am

See also http://www.datamystic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2501&p=7542&hilit=HTML+entities#p7542

This filter now needs to be updated to provide support for HTML 5.0.

Since HTML 4.0 there are many new entities and some now have aliases, and two have been remapped.

Even more alarming and urgent!
Convert Numeric HTML entities to text has stopped working altogether in TextPipe 11.4

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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:33 am

This issue is probably the one that now requires the most urgent attention.

See my edited recent comments above.

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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:34 am

Hi Simon,

Anything to report on this critical issue and the related one?

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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DataMystic Support » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:04 am

Hi David,

This is being prepared for v11.6.

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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Post by DFH » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:29 pm

Excellent news!

David

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