[R] odfWeave & XML error in post-processing

Duncan Temple Lang duncan at wald.ucdavis.edu
Fri Oct 9 17:46:29 CEST 2009

Hi Rob.

Without the file content_1.xml or any information
from the R call stack (e.g. options(error = recover)
and then run the command and dynamically explore the
state of affairs when the error occurs), there is
no way for us to know what the problem might be.

Somehow, the XML parser appears to be seeing a
and token is not a legitimate XML element name. It may also be
seeing ' which would identify an XML entity.

Assuming that this is what the XML parser is seeing,
the question is how they got into the document.

So we need more to start diagnosing the problem.


Rob James wrote:
> I've been happily building a file with odfWeave, and just as the hour
> draws nigh for it to be sent off, odfWeave or XML throws  the following
> catastrophic error:
> ...this is the tail of entirely uneventful processing of input file.....
> 31 : term xml(label=LR_Fall_Model_Results)
>  32 : term verbatim(label=LR_Model_Fall_graph)
>  33 : term xml(label=LR_OMC_tab)
> 'content_1.xml' has been Sweaved
> Removing content.xml
> Post-processing the contents
> xmlParseStartTag: invalid element name
> Entity 'apos' not defined
> Entity 'apos' not defined
> This triplet of errors XMLParse, and duplicate "Entity" lines is
> reported several times, then XML or odfWeave  packs up its toys, and
> goes home without an output file.
> I'd (desperately) love any insights anyone might have.
> Thanks,
> Rob
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