Bug #3686

Error in parsing musicbrainz.org with rexml

Added by Vincent Carmona over 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Assignee:Kouhei Sutou
ruby -v:ruby 1.9.1p378 (2010-01-10 revision 26273) [i486-linux] Backport:


rexml (ruby 1.9.1) fails to parse this url http://musicbrainz.org/show/puid/?puid=c6a6717f-6d88-4d0e-4c57-d6b949118072 .

require 'net/http'
require 'rexml/document'


/usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rexml/parsers/treeparser.rb:95:in rescue in parse': #<RuntimeError: Undeclared entity '&raquo;' in raw string "Skip to main content &raquo;"> (REXML::ParseException)
block in check'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rexml/text.rb:153:in scan'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rexml/text.rb:125:in parent='
/usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rexml/parsers/treeparser.rb:45:in parse'
/usr/lib/ruby/1.9.1/rexml/document.rb:43:in `initialize'

$ ruby1.9.1 --version
ruby 1.9.1p378 (2010-01-10 revision 26273) [i486-linux]

ruby 1.8.7 can parse these data.


#1 Updated by mathew murphy over 5 years ago

FWIW, I checked and raquo is a valid entity in XHTML 1.1, the page passes validation, and it correctly states the XHTML 1.1 DTD.

The entity DTD also seems to be included in the modular framework module, a required part of XHTML as per http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/schema_module_defs.html#a_character_entities

i.e. the XHTML DTD includes xhtml-framework-1.mod, which includes xhtml-charent-1.mod, which includes xhtml-lat1.ent, which defines the raquo entity.

#2 Updated by Shyouhei Urabe over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Kouhei Sutou



#3 Updated by Vincent Carmona about 5 years ago

It seems that this bug was fixed. I can parse the page with ruby 1.9.2p0 (2010-08-18 revision 29036) [i686-linux] under ubuntu 10.10.

#4 Updated by Kouhei Sutou almost 5 years ago

  • Category set to lib
  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • Target version set to 2.0.0

It had been fixed in trunk.

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