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Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:41 pm
by DFH
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 240 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.

David

Re: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:44 pm
by DFH
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.

David

Re: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:58 pm
by DFH
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

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:29 am
by DFH
Please review and respond.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:58 pm
by DataMystic Support
Thanks David - the help and the filter are fixed for TextPipe 10.8 and the encodings have been updated for the latest unicode.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 am
by DFH
Thanks, Simon.

When is TextPipe 10.8 due to be released?

David

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

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:05 pm
by DataMystic Support
Aiming for 2 weeks from now.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:48 am
by DFH
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

David

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

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:33 am
by DFH
This issue is probably the one that now requires the most urgent attention.

See my edited recent comments above.

David

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

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:34 am
by DFH
Hi Simon,

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

David

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

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:04 am
by DataMystic Support
Hi David,

This is being prepared for v11.6.

Regards,

Simon

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

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:29 pm
by DFH
Excellent news!

David