[OpenLayers-Dev] Pull request 445 for issue #267: GPX: handling of desc attribute.

Javier Candeira javier at candeira.com
Fri Feb 14 22:55:04 PST 2014

Hi all.

Bumping this issue so it may receive some attention.


On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Javier Candeira <javier at candeira.com> wrote:
> I am new to OpenLayers development, so I should begin for thanking
> elemoine, probins and crschmidt for their advice and comments on my
> pull requests.
> On the subject of pull request #445 for issue #267 there appears to be
> an impasse:
> https://github.com/openlayers/openlayers/pull/445
> The original ticket mentioned to separate problems:
> a) .desc attributes did not get exported as <desc> nodes, so the
> roundtrip GPX.write(GPX.read(someGPX)) did not return the original
> document or equivalent.
> b) <desc> nodes are written out as textnodes, not as [CDATA].
> My code fixes a) but ignores b).
> It is controversial whether <desc> nodes should be written out as
> CDATA[]. From the but description and the comments at the pull
> request, probins thinks so, but crschmidt thinks that they should be
> textnodes. All the GPX xml literals in the GPX.html test are
> textnodes, and the GPX schema at  suggests that textnodes are indeed
> the right way to encode the description element: <xsd:element
> name="desc" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0">.
> Issue a) caused data loss and is now fixed, but I am not even sure
> what would be the severity of issue b) if it turns out to be a real
> issue.
> I am new here, so I am writing to the list to draw attention to the
> discussion, and to request advice on how to get the bug fix into
> master.
> Thanks for your attention,
> Javier Candeira

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