PM64043: ClearQuest is not parsing some characters (e.g. Vertical Tab-VT) into valid XML

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • ClearQuest is not parsing  some characters (e.g. Vertical
    Tab-VT) into valid XML.
    
    The client is using a Web server on Solaris but I can reproduce
    on Windows.
    
    This was found by a user who was using OSLC to pull information
    from ClearQuest. The record in ClearQuest has a Vertical Tab
    (VT) character (Decimal char 11) in it. It was pasted in from a
    powerpoint document. We found that Powerpoint uses the VT
    character when Shift-Enter is used to break a line.
    
    When the record is retrieved by OSLC, the XML returned (?#11;)
    was not considered valid by the Java module routines that were
    being used. This error displayed:
    
    [Fatal Error] :182:60: Character reference '?#11' is an invalid
    XML character.
    
    org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Character reference '?#11' is an
    invalid XML character.
    
    Using the URI directly in Firefox displayed the records before
    the errant record but did not display the errant record or the
    ones after it. The same URI in Internet Explorer v9 did not
    display any records and displayed an error that 'the feed
    contains code errors.'
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    ClearQuest Web is not parsing some characters (for example,
    Vertical Tab-VT) into valid XML when using OSLC to pull
    information.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearQuest 7.1.2.10 and 8.0.0.6.
    
    ClearQuest Web now parses these characters into valid XML.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM64043

  • Reported component name

    CLEARQUEST UNIX

  • Reported component ID

    5724G3601

  • Reported release

    712

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-05-07

  • Closed date

    2013-03-20

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-20

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARQUEST UNIX

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G3601

Applicable component levels

  • R712 PSN

       UP



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Document information


More support for:

Rational ClearQuest

Software version:

7.1.2

Reference #:

PM64043

Modified date:

2013-03-20

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