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[] Risk of loosing a model when the richtext editor is used in Papyrus



Happy new year to all of you!


I’m on a MAC OSX platform and I noticed some problems when the Richtext editor is activated in the Documentation view.

  • The text is cut and paste from MS Word to the Documentation view :
    • When the model is saved the following exception is raised : java.lang.RuntimeException: An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0x16) was found in the element content:…
    • The <model>.uml file content is deleted => the size of the file is set to 0
    • The model is then lost, no way to recover the content. (Unless retrieving an earlier version from a source control like GIT or SVN)

This is a severe problem, I haven’t tried it on another platform.

The word text had bullets, bold texts, and hyperlinks.

The cut and paste worked well apparently, but the problem came afterward, when the model was saved.

This UseCase is not a marginal one.


To fix that issue, forbidden XML characters should be filtered during the Paste operation.


Another minor problem is that when one clicks on an object that have richtext documentation, and the Document View is open, the dirty flag of the model is set. It is as if the model had changed.


PS: Only the advanced rich text editor was enabled.








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