[Project_owners] Re:   in a RDF datasource file?

Axel Hecht axel at pike.org
Fri Apr 21 15:43:14 EDT 2006


Gerald Vogt wrote:
> Axel Hecht wrote:
>> Read the XML and HTML specs then. nbsp is part of html not xml, and 
>> it's not part of RDF either.
>>
>> Use the numeric entity for nbsp instead.
> 
> Yes, I know that. But I have a simple string literal and want to write
> it into a datasource. Firefox encodes it so that is does not clash with
> XML or RDF. That is the purpose of encoding it and writing " "
> into the RDF file. In this representation there is no " " in the
> file and thus it does not matter whether or not it is part of XML or
> RDF. When Firefox reads the datasource again it must run the decoder on
> this twice thus parsing the actual entity " " which is obviously
> should not do. But then, it works correctly for ">" which writes
> ">" to the RDF file and after reading it again has ">" in the
> string.
> 
> Writing a numeric entity would be just avoiding the problem. Until now, 
> noone could explain to me why this is not a bug.

Ooops, sorry.

This is actually https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=231548, 
fixed on the trunk, but not on any branches.

Axel


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