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ERROR: 'The reference to entity "L" must end with the ';' delimiter.'

 
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Hello,

I am trying to integrate "Flying Saucer" to generate output as pdf but getting the subject error:


Please advise

Thanks in anticipation
 
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Can you show us the exact error message you get on the command line?
 
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That would mean that your XML document contains an ampersand which hasn't been escaped properly. In particular the error message says that it's &L and it suggests that you might have meant to use an entity from the DTD, namely &L;.

But more likely you just produced malformed XML and should have had &L.

It looks like you're producing XML by string concatenation. So if you are inserting a text node into XML that way, make sure you escape characters which could be markup characters correctly. Those include & and < and >. Or alternatively, generate your XML with some standard API which knows how to work with XML.
 
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I am grateful to you from the bottom of my heart. This fixed my issue.

Kindest regards
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