[TIP] invalid xml characters in junit output with pytest

Pella,Chris Chris.Pella at safenet-inc.com
Mon Feb 25 13:45:05 PST 2013

Hi Ronny,
We're using 2.3.4. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronny Pfannschmidt [mailto:Ronny.Pfannschmidt at gmx.de]
> Sent: February-25-13 4:43 PM
> To: Pella,Chris
> Cc: testing-in-python at lists.idyll.org
> Subject: Re: [TIP] invalid xml characters in junit output with pytest
> Hi Chris,
> what version of pytest (i fixed such an issue a while back)
> -- Ronny
> On 02/25/2013 05:01 PM, Pella,Chris wrote:
> > We have a problem with a test we are running in Jenkins. We are
> > wrapping a binary executable with pexpect as part of a test suite.
> > When a failure occurs it looks like there are some escape characters
> > e.g. 0x1b that are captured in the junit xml output:
> >
> > org.xml.sax.SAXParseException  <http://stacktrace.jenkins-
> ci.org/search?query=org.xml.sax.SAXParseException>: An invalid XML
> character (Unicode: 0x1b) was found in the element content of the
> document.
> >
> > Consequently, Jenkins doesn't print the results for the test. I tried
> > writing a python script to filter out the invalid xml but it doesn't
> > seem to get executed before the Jenkins junit reporting executes.
> >
> > Is there a way to tell the pytest junit plugin to filter these characters?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Chris
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