[tex4ht] biblatex, oolatex

Christian Fearnot fearnot at arcor.de
Tue Jan 4 18:20:51 CET 2011

Thank you, Radhakrishnan, for finding the problem! It seems as if I
found a simple solution. The problem disappeared when I replaced in the
bib file in the URL field '&' by '&' ('&' works too) (as one
always should in HTML, especially in URLs). But '&' and '\&' in the
field 'publisher' cause no problems and are both rendered in the odt
file as '&'. (Thus under biblatex '&' in the bib file does not need to
be masked.)
The the preamble of the latex file I use:

Am 04.01.2011 11:19, schrieb CV Radhakrishnan:

> On 04/01/11 5:12 PM, Christian Fearnot wrote:
>> Thank you, Radhakrishnan. This is in my home directory, so I have full
>> write permission. Attached I send you the files, in case you have time
>> to look at it. Can you replicate the problem?
>> Best regards, Daniel
> I found out the reason for the problem, but I don't know how to solve
> it. Please take a look at the last line of the following bibliography
> record in the database:
> @INCOLLECTION{Bultmann-1961,
>   author = {Bultmann, Rudolf},
>   title = {New Testament and Mythology},
>   year = {1961},
>   booktitle = {Kerygma and Mythos},
>   address = {New York},
>   publisher = {Harper \& Row},
>   abstract = {p. 5: "It is impossible to use electric light and the
> wireless and to avail ourselves of modern medical and surgical
> discoveries, and at the same time to believe in the New Testament
> world of daemons and spirits."
> 	Kerygma and Myth by Rudolf Bultmann and Five Critics:
> 	http://www.religion-online.org/showbook.asp?title=431},
>   endnotereftype = {Book Section},
>   origlanguage = {german},
>   origtitle = {Neues Testament und Mythologie},
>   origyear = {1941},
>   owner = {dvw},
>   timestamp = {2011.01.04},
>   url =
>   {http://www.religion-online.org/showchapter.asp?title=431&C=292}
> }
> The URL has an ampersand character, which triggers an XML parse error
> saying that "&C" is not a valid entity since there is no closing
> delimiter of ";". Hence the parsing fails which will obviously end up
> in archiving the directory contents. As you can imagine, the resulting
> *.odt will be corrupted.
> I have no solution to offer. You might remove the URL field, recreate
> *.bbl and regenerate *.odt. Works fine for me.
> Best regards

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