Bug: While editing in Source, inch/quotation mark converts in XML causing validation failure

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14 Feb, 2018 02:10 PM

Example: change dataType="Text" to dataType="Number" with search/replace in Clip Manager, but the Source editor converts inch " to quote “ . Error: "The replace would result in an invalid XML format"
To resolve, I switched to editing in a text editing application, that does not convert inch marks, to search and replace, and then pasting back in.
Sierra, Clip Manager 5.0.3 (550)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Support on 14 Feb, 2018 03:33 PM

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    That doesn't seem right.
    We're going to investigate this and try to reproduce the issue.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Karen on 14 Feb, 2018 04:05 PM

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    Thanks! I looked for an OS setting that could be contributing to the issue, as that is often an option in typesetting-sensistive apps, but found none.

  3. 3 Posted by david on 16 Feb, 2018 04:36 PM

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    I can replace " without problems.

    You may want to make sure that System Preferences > Keyboard > Text > Use smart quotes and dashes is unchecked.

  4. 4 Posted by Karen on 16 Feb, 2018 04:51 PM

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    Thanks, was looking for a setting like that!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Support on 19 Feb, 2018 08:31 AM

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    Hi Karen,

    I'm glad the issue is solved. I'm going to close this ticket and cancel the bug report.
    Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.

    Kind regards,

  6. Support closed this discussion on 19 Feb, 2018 08:31 AM.

  7. 6 Posted by Karen on 19 Feb, 2018 01:52 PM

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    Thanks! I found another interesting issue, so will start a new thread.

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