[OT] Figuring Out XML Error?

Peter W A Wood peterwawood at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 03:08:58 CDT 2009

Hi Scott

I'm no XML expert but tried your sample file with this XML Validator - http://www.validome.org/xml/validate/

It complained about an HTML "escape" sequence á As the XML file  
is UTF-8 encoded it shouldn't be necessary to use HMTL escapes.

I've attached the actual error message.


Peter Wood

Error (1)
Line	File name:	document.xml
2	Column:	4703
  	Error:	Entity "aacute" was referenced, but not declared.
  	Error Position:	
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On 12 Oct 2009, at 15:19, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Hi List:
> Was wondering if any XML savvy folks out there might know how to track
> down/correct a formatting error (?) in an XML file.
> My brother is using some proprietary software to translate text in XML
> documents into languages with diacritical characters.  The output  
> produced
> by the software apparently has one or more errors that prevent it  
> from being
> rendered properly in a Web browser for example.
> I've tried just looking at the raw XML which appears to include some  
> MS
> tags, but I have neither a dedicated XML editor nor enough knowledge  
> to know
> what to look for.  Perhaps someone here can offer a clue.
> A sample file is posted here:
> http://www.tactilemedia.com/download/document.xml.zip
> Thanks & Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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