[reportlab-users] errors parsing & > in paragraphs
timothy at open-networks.net
Tue Oct 18 18:43:17 EDT 2005
Andy Robinson wrote:
>>it appears ther emight be some kind of inconsistency between the windows
>>and source release? can anyone verify this by testing it.
>>my freebsd installation simply chops out the & (also not really
>>desirable) but windows actually errors
>If they are different the most likely case is that you have
>a difference in which extensions are installed. Can you do
>'import pyRXP' and 'import _rl_accel' in both? In an ideal
>world the pure python implementation should do the same as the C ones,
>but it probably didn't at that time, and I suspect you have
>an extension in one which is not in the other.
>IMHO a paragraph with naked >, and & SHOULD cause an error, because
>paragraph source has always been treated as XML and there are
>lots of genuine tags you can embed. But we were not strict about it
>so usage has varied.
>The daily builds, which are a long way past 1.20 now, have had
>all of this reworked extensively and should fix the problem.
>We're long overdue for a 1.21 release, although project pressures
>mean it will be nearer the end of the year.
ok i got the lastest stable out of svn and it still errors when
attempting to parse & in a paragraph. do i need to write a function to
escape this? it's a little annoying that i have to be escaping
characters, since now i don't know what else i might need to escape
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