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PI05715: Using chevrons or bold text in an element description results in 'The XML page cannot be displayed error in RationalRhapsody

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Abstract:
    Using chevrons or bold text in an element description results in
    'The XML page cannot be displayed' error in Rational Rhapsody
    Application Server.
    
    Error Description:
    Attempts to use chevrons(??) or bold text in a description for
    an element and accessing the elements description using it?s
    Global Unique Identifier(GUID) on the IBM Rational Rhapsody
    Application Server results in error ?The XML page cannot be
    displayed?.
    
    Reproducing the probem:
    1. Create some bold Rich Text Format(RTF) text in Wordpad or
    Microsoft Word, and copy it to the clipboard.
    
    2. Create a new project in Rational Rhapsody and create a class
    and paste from the clipboard into the classes description tab in
    the Features dialog.
    
    3. Start the Application Server by selecting Tools? Rational
    Publishing Engine? Generate Report, and then cancel the
    Generation Wizard.
    
    4. Create the URL to paste into your browser in the form
    http://hostname/model name
    Where the hostname is the Application Server address found in
    the running server console:
    For example http://localhost:27463/Rational/Rhapsody/
    And the model name is your project title:
    For example: Project Giving a Uniform Resource Locator(URL):
    http://localhost:27463/Rational/Rhapsody/Project
    
    5. Paste the URL into you browser and press [Return].
    
    6. Find you class once the XML has loaded by pressing Ctrl+F
    For example: class_0.
    
    7. Open using your browser the href with a GUID included for
    this element.
    
    RESULT:
    You will receive the error:
    'The XML page cannot be displayed'.
    
    WORKAROUND:
    Instead of pasting/copying the text into Rational Rhapsody, you
    can manually type the text into Rhapsody, which will then be
    correctly formatted.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    INCOMPLETE FIX: IBM Rational Rhapsody Application Server
    cannot handle angle brackets
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed in 8.1
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI05715

  • Reported component name

    RATL INSIGHT

  • Reported component ID

    5724Y0500

  • Reported release

    805

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-11-07

  • Closed date

    2014-06-02

  • Last modified date

    2014-06-02

  • 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

    TLOGIC RHAPSODY

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V74RP

Applicable component levels

  • R805 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Rhapsody

Software version: 8.0.5

Reference #: PI05715

Modified date: 02 June 2014