[EP-tech] Re: Issue with OAI endpoint

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Dec 18 14:50:47 GMT 2014

Looking that the source of that record, you've got some not-proper XML characters in there!

Both of them look like they were 'fi' ligatures at some point: 'field' and 'fill' - but both are 0x0C now...

This is something I've seen before - often from people copy/pasting from PDFs (if memory serves right).
Editing the record is the easiest way to fix a single occurrence.
Finding illegal characters in the database is left as an exercise for the reader... ;o)


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From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew Beeken
Sent: 18 December 2014 14:32
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Issue with OAI endpoint

Hello all! I’m doing some testing on OpenAire and I’ve come up on a funny one. One of our records seems to return as empty on our OAI endpoint: http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/cgi/oai2?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:6922. Other records seem to be coming back okay but this one is broken and is throwing out OpenAire. I’m not sure where I should start looking at debugging this, whether it’s the endpoint or the record itself, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated!


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