Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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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.
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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 dfhtextpipe on Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:19 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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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

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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

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Please review and respond.
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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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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

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Thanks, Simon.

When is TextPipe 10.8 due to be released?

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Hi David,

This is being prepared for v11.6.

Regards,

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

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Excellent news!

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

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Was it indeed fixed in version 11.6 ?
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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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The help notes refer to:

- Updated "Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text" to fully support HTML5, with
~2200 entities now supported.
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Re: Software bug: Convert HTML/XML Entities to Text

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Thanks, Simon.

Happy New Year!

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