RE: Word to the wise

Subject: RE: Word to the wise
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:34:15 -0500

Hi John,

Does the Excel technique catch the flaw in your failed XML file?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Starr
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:18 AM
> To: John Posada; TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Word to the wise
> Try opening the xml file with Excel; it's a quick validator.
> From: "John Posada"
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:41 AM
> To: "TECHWR-L"
> Subject: Word to the wise
> > Word to the wise, hoping that others will learn from my error.
> >
> > It was just pointed out to me that 50% of the 100+ context
> > sensitive topics for my online help don't work in the GA
> > release of my most recent project.
> >
> > We use an xml file with the mapID targets and URLs in place
> > of a .h file. It seems that between the last version that
> > was checked, and the version that got written to the CD, an
> > ending quotation mark was missing half way through. This
> > resulted in every line after that falling into the non-valid
> > XML camp.
> >
> > I'm not sure how we're going to fix this. However, had I
> > been using the right application to write in (opposed to
> > Notepad) or a validator afterwards, the error would have
> > been apparent within seconds.
> >

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Word to the wise: From: John Posada
Re: Word to the wise: From: Mike Starr

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