Hi Michele,

It looks like we talked about this last August, and you said this fix
"worked like a champ." I'm sorry if I missed a more recent email. Maybe
something's changed with the perl installation on your end? Before we get
started, let's make sure you have the current version of the script. I just
uploaded a version with a couple of tiny changes.<>

Basically, it turns out that it was a bug in the XML parsing module I was
using. You can try to upgrade XML::Twig with the perl package
manager...hopefully it will get you to 3.32 or 3.33, and that should fix it.
I'll also attach a copy. Here's how you manually upgrade it on Windows (I'm
pretty sure):

replace c:\Perl\site\lib\XML\ with the attached<>
replace c:\Perl\site\lib\XML\Twig\ with the attached

Let me know if this doesn't work. Technically, you should get the whole
package from or through the perl package

Again, I'm sorry for missing emails. I am pretty busy with other library
development these days, so you might have to bug me a little sometimes. I
really do like helping you all out with this, though.


On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If anyone is using Jason Casden's datenorm perl script from the EAD help
> pages, and knows how to tweak it so it does not expand entities, please
> let me know.  I suspect it's quite simple -- involving either NoExpand
> or set_expand_external_entities perhaps? -- but am getting very vexed
> with my own feeble attempts.  (I did email Jason, who has been very
> helpful in the past, but haven't heard from him; he may be on vacation
> or something...)
> Thanks
> Michele
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> Michele Combs
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