[jdom-interest] Attribute vs text (fwd)
jhunter at servlets.com
Fri Sep 1 11:16:34 PDT 2006
0x0 is a null character. Somehow that snuck into your file, and it's
illegal XML. You could strip null characters wherever they appear in a
file using a FilterInputStream during the read. Or you could figure out
how to keep nulls from getting into XML files.
Bjorn Roche wrote:
> Hey all,
> I recent got an error report from my app in the field that read, in part:
> org.jdom.IllegalDataException: The data "Celine Dion^@" is not legal for
> a JDOM attribute: 0x0 is not a legal XML character.
> Yes, celine dion is an illegal character ;).
> Seriously, though, I know I can't put binary data into an attribute, and
> I know that's what JDOM is complaining about. What confuses me is that
> this data came off an iTunes xml file that I read with JDOM. Of course,
> that field is user editable, and I might have missed a check somewhere
> and let the user type in something crazy, but assuming that's not the
> case, I have a few questions:
> - Is it possible that some text is allowed in the text of an XML
> element, but not in an attribute? I can easily restructure my xml
> document format to use the content of an XML object for this info rather
> than attributes, but I need to know if it will work.
> - Is there an easy way to strip out illegal characters, so that I can
> wrap calls like this up so that at least a best effort is made (at least
> in cases where that makes sense)?
> Thanks for an unbelievably awesome library!
> Bjorn Roche
> XO Wave
> Audio Production and Post-Production Software for Mac OS X
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