Opening XML File Hangs WeBuilder 2010 Beta

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Opening XML File Hangs WeBuilder 2010 Beta

Postby CaliforniaJerry » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:33 am

WeBuilder Beta 10.0.0.108
Windows XP SP2


I'm trying to open an xml file that's only 676 KB. The program just hangs. I tried dragging and dropping the file into WeBuilder while running. I also tried to open the file by Right Click > Open With >WeBuilder. I changed the file extension to .txt, but this still hangs.
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Re: Opening XML File Hangs WeBuilder 2010 Beta

Postby Karlis » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:11 pm

Could it be that this file contains all its data on a single line of text or something like that? WeBuilder can not coupe with lines of length that is measurable in tens of more than few thousand characters per line.
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Re: Opening XML File Hangs WeBuilder 2010 Beta

Postby CaliforniaJerry » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:21 pm

Turns out that is what's happening. Thre are several areas in the xml file where there are long lines.

If WeBuilder can edit such files, that would be nice; however, if not, then it really should give a graceful error message instead of hanging the program. :)
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Re: Opening XML File Hangs WeBuilder 2010 Beta

Postby Karlis » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:21 pm

I'll see if we can create error/warning for this. Thanks!
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Re: Opening XML File Hangs WeBuilder 2010 Beta

Postby davenz » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:59 pm

I reported this over a year ago with html files and it still occurs in files with many many lines of code all in one tag. It is annoying but not a show-stopper for me.

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Here's a Work-Around to Edit XML Files in WeBuilder

Postby CaliforniaJerry » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:10 pm

Here's something I found, thanks to Will (syrupcore), that may help resolve this issue... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=450&p=14493#p14493

Convert Long Line of XML Text to Multi-Line:
[ jack on October 3, 2007 12:13 PM ] use pspad freeware editor to conver one line of xml and reformat it. this tool will make it multi line.

[ bob on February 4, 2008 12:00 PM ] check the xml tidy extension on beyond compare (available from the beyond compare site).

It uses the xml tidy tool to normalise and indent xml in a standard way, so you can compare two files that are laid out in different ways
( My Comment: This should allow WeBuilder to load these files! )
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