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Huge error when changing the site title…. 
 
jm999
Jr. Member
 
Total Posts:  12
Joined:  2007-10-16
 

I’ve been trying to customize app/design/frontend/default/default/etc/config.xml in order to insert my meta info and site title. Well I tried to update the site title and got this error:

Warning: simplexml_load_string() [function.simplexml-load-string]: Entity: line 52: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /home/punkshir/public_html/dev/lib/Varien/Simplexml/Config.php on line 314

Then it goes through about 20 more errors, probably the snowball effect.

I made sure that I was ONLY editing the title and not accidentally deleting anything else. Every time I attempt to change the title I get the error if I go beyond a certain amount of characters. Anyone else have this problem or know why its happening? Here is my config.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!--
/**
 * Magento
 *
 * NOTICE OF LICENSE
 *
 * This source file is subject to the Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
 * that is bundled with this package in the file LICENSE.txt.
 * It is also available through the world-wide-web at this URL:
 * http://opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php
 * If you did not receive a copy of the license and are unable to
 * obtain it through the world-wide-web, please send an email
 * to license@magentocommerce.com so we can send you a copy immediately.
 *
 * @category   design_default
 * @package    Mage
 * @copyright  Copyright (c) 2004-2007 Irubin Consulting Inc. DBA Varien (http://www.varien.com)
 * @license    http://opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
 */
-->
<
config>
    <
page>
        <
head>
            <
title>Punk Shirts</title>
            <
media_type>text/html</media_type>
            <
charset>utf8</charset>
            <
description>Default Description</description>
            <
keywords>MagentoVarienE-commerce</keywords>
            <
robots>*</robots>
        </
head>
        <
header>
            <
logo_src>images/logo.gif</logo_src>
            <
logo_alt>Magento Commerce</logo_alt>
            <
welcome>Default welcome msg!</welcome>
        </
header>
        <
footer>
            <
copyright><![CDATA[&copy2007 Magento Demo StoreAll Rights Reserved.]]></copyright>
        </
footer>
    </
page>

    <
themes>
       <default>

       </default>

       <
xmas>
           <
fallback_theme>default</fallback_theme>
       </
xmas>
    </
themes>
</
config>

Here is what I tried to change it to :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!--
/**
 * Magento
 *
 * NOTICE OF LICENSE
 *
 * This source file is subject to the Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
 * that is bundled with this package in the file LICENSE.txt.
 * It is also available through the world-wide-web at this URL:
 * http://opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php
 * If you did not receive a copy of the license and are unable to
 * obtain it through the world-wide-web, please send an email
 * to license@magentocommerce.com so we can send you a copy immediately.
 *
 * @category   design_default
 * @package    Mage
 * @copyright  Copyright (c) 2004-2007 Irubin Consulting Inc. DBA Varien (http://www.varien.com)
 * @license    http://opensource.org/licenses/osl-3.0.php  Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
 */
-->
<
config>
    <
page>
        <
head>
            <
title>Punk Shirts PunkShirts.Net</title>
            <
media_type>text/html</media_type>
            <
charset>utf8</charset>
            <
description>Default Description</description>
            <
keywords>MagentoVarienE-commerce</keywords>
            <
robots>*</robots>
        </
head>
        <
header>
            <
logo_src>images/logo.gif</logo_src>
            <
logo_alt>Magento Commerce</logo_alt>
            <
welcome>Default welcome msg!</welcome>
        </
header>
        <
footer>
            <
copyright><![CDATA[&copy2007 Magento Demo StoreAll Rights Reserved.]]></copyright>
        </
footer>
    </
page>

    <
themes>
       <default>

       </default>

       <
xmas>
           <
fallback_theme>default</fallback_theme>
       </
xmas>
    </
themes>
</
config>
 
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jm999
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Total Posts:  12
Joined:  2007-10-16
 

I even wiped the db and did a fresh install, only to get the same error. Whats the deal? I followed the instructions from the “Designing For Magento” tutorial.  Is it a problem with my host? Is there some kind of character limit built in?  I’d really appreciate any feedback whatsoever.

 
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Tweakmag
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have you tested without using the . (dot) or - (hyphen) - it maybe an illegal character issue? That would be the first thing I would test. Also from a SEO standpoint, there is no advantage in putting the domain address in the title of the site - I think users already know what site they are at smile And it gives less relevance to the search phrase “punk shirts”

 
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Moshe
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I’ve just got your XML and tested on my copy works perfectly.. The error says that there’s some unexpected content after closing </config> tag.. maybe some editor artifact?..

 
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jm999
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Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve tried it without the hyphen and period. I even did a test where I just added some words after the original title and it still gave me the error. But if I keep it under a certain amount of characters I don’t get an error. First I used Dreamweaver to edit the xml, then resorted to using TextEdit in plain text mode. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

 
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jm999
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Hmm. Seems to be working now. I downloaded JEdit and edited the file through that, then uploaded. That seems to have fixed whatever the issue was. Thanks again for the helpful tips folks.

 
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