XML parser gives errors on ±

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: David Catmull, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

As far as I can tell, plusmn is a legitimate entity, but the XML parser
complains about it. Among other things, it causes the Sage extension to
completely fail on the RSS feed.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:



Expected Results:  
± should be rendered as a plus-or-minus character.

Obviously, the URL I gave will only show the problem for the next couple of
days, or at least until the next time there's an article that mentions something
like "DVD±R" drives.

Comment 1

14 years ago
See http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-predefined-ent

Only the five entities listed there are predefined in XML
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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