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GetAsSVG does not produce valid XML let alone valid SVG

Question asked by disabled_mrw-old-account-do-not-use on Dec 29, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 30, 2019 by beverly


GetAsSVG does not produce valid XML let alone valid SVG


FileMaker Pro



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Description of the issue

In the TEXT that GetAsSVG( Text ) returns the Style elements have illegal '#' characters in them, so that the start and end tags do not match ( )

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. create a field "TextField"
2. input formatted text into field 'TextField'
3. create a calculated field that returns GetAsSVG( TextField )
4. look at the returned result

Expected result

legal XML

Actual result

Export Field Contents was written by
Todd Duell

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Error from TextMate XML Tidy command:
-:3: parser error : error parsing attribute name
-:3: parser error : attributes construct error
-:3: Couldn't find end of Start Tag Style line 3

-:3: parser error : Opening and ending Tag mismatch : Stylelist line 2 and Style ...

Configuration information



use text functions to change the text into real xml