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XML Parsing Error: undefined entity - while opening preferences dialog



Mozilla Labs
9 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: ranc0ur, Unassigned)





9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8

When opening the preferences dialog, it says:

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://snowl/content/preferences.xul
Line Number 68, Column 3:
  <prefpane id="subscribe"

There's a similar bug report under:
but this one is for Prism and Linux

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to open preferences window for snowl

I tried this under my Debian Sarge Laptop as well: still the same result.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Reproduced this, too. Windows XP, FF3.5b5 & FF3.5rc1

Comment 2

9 years ago
Also reproduces this problem on Windows XP SP3, FF3.5b4 & FF3.5final

Comment 3

9 years ago
I have the same problem with Snowl 0.3pre2 on current FF3.5final on Vista, tested with Enterprise and Home Premium, both German. I think I found the source as I have a workaround. This also indicates the cause:
I am using a German Firefox. I had a look into the preferences.xul-file in chrome.jar and looked in the folder "de-DE". That content, compared to the folder "en-US" is way too old. A quick an dirty hack is to copy/overwrite the contents of en-US to the de-DE (or any else incomplete) folder and live with a not translated version. If I find the time I might post a translation for German that is on the current feature level. Another question is: Is only German (that is folder de-DE) affected or is this true for other languages, too? And if so: Does the plugin need translations (that go out of sync) when the interfaces change fast?

Comment 4

9 years ago
I can confirm what Dennis Wagner wrote. He's right. I downloaded Firefox 3.5 and installed the 0.3pre2. I used the german version and I got:

XML-Verarbeitungsfehler: Nicht definierte Entität
Adresse: chrome://snowl/content/river.xul?collection=1&period=last7days
Zeile Nr. 99, Spalte 9:        
        <toolbarbutton id="columnsButton"

After switching to the en-US version I have no problems anymore. Could someone try this with different languages?

Comment 5

9 years ago
I'm also experiencing problems with Snowl on Firefox 3.5.2 (German version):

* It's not possibile to open the Snowl-specific settings dialog (--> "Nicht definierte Entität")
* In the "View"-Menu, Snowl creates an empty entry
* In the "Tools"-Menu, Snowl creates a very big empty entry
* The Firefox settings dialog also throws an exception on its bottom (--> "Nicht definierte Entität")

Comment 6

9 years ago
Same with Snowl 0.3pre3 on Firefox 3.5.3 (German version)

Comment 7

9 years ago
i believe this has been fixed as of the snowl 0.3 release; please reopen if this still occurs.

it's a bit of an admin problem, as the release version needs to have new strings added in en-US for incomplete locales, but the babelzilla version needs to have this undone, and the dev version builds should be en-US only..
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 8

8 years ago
I lived with my local fix for some time and just recently upgraded to FF 3.6 and Snowl 0.3: The issue is fixed for me, I recommend closing this one (can't verify myself).
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