Bug 466994 - Publican doesn't allow underscores or numbers in entity names
Publican doesn't allow underscores or numbers in entity names
Product: Publican
Classification: Community
Component: publican (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Fearn
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-14 20:07 EDT by Jared Smith
Modified: 2010-11-23 23:17 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.38
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Last Closed: 2008-10-14 20:59:08 EDT
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Description Jared Smith 2008-10-14 20:07:09 EDT
Description of problem:

Publican is overly strict on the name of XML entites.  It should allow all valid entity names.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. create_book --name=blah
2. add '<!ENTITY TEST_ENTITY "To be filled out later">' to en-US/blah.ent
3. add '&TEST_ENTITY;' to one of the .xml files
4. Generate HTML and PDF version of the book
Actual results:
You'll see the literal text '&TEST_ENTITY;' in the document

Expected results:

The entity should be replaced by its definition.  In other words, you should see the text "To be filled out later" in the document.

Additional info:
Discussed with jfearn on IRC, and he confirms that it's a bug in the Perl code that munges the XML.
Comment 1 Jeff Fearn 2008-10-14 20:59:08 EDT
Changed regex in xmlClean to also match underscores and numerals.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-10-16 18:44:01 EDT
publican-0.38-0.fc9,perl-XML-TreeBuilder-3.09-11.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-11-06 21:55:20 EST
publican-0.38-0.fc9, perl-XML-TreeBuilder-3.09-11.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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