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No longer problems with BikeHike!
« on: October 17, 2009, 05:05:56 pm »
I am having problems downloading tacks from BikeHike - they are being declared illegal by two different programs.  Simon is looking into it - can someone else check to see if it just me?

Thanks

Title edited to show that there were no problems with Bikehike!

Re: Problems with BikeHike???
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 05:06:40 pm »
Got an example link? The one I just tried worked...

I've downloading mine as 'gpx track'.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Problems with BikeHike???
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 05:37:46 pm »
Yes I dowloaded a gpx track as well.  It's happening on the work PC as well as the laptop at home.  Firefox and Maxthon.

www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php?id=23490

But I don't think it is route dependant.

Re: Problems with BikeHike???
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 05:49:00 pm »
Works fine for me, resulting GPX file loads fine into GPS Trackmaker (Free version).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Problems with BikeHike???
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 05:58:48 pm »
I'm using GPS Trackmaker as well as Easy GPS!!

Re: Problems with BikeHike???
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 07:10:50 pm »
Strangely, without doing anything different, it now works.  Tomorrow's track downloaded into the GPS.

Happy days!

Re: Problems with BikeHike???
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 07:11:46 pm »
No problem. I'll pop the bill in the post.

;)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: No problems with BikeHike!
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 04:23:19 pm »
Simon has found the problem to have been an ampersand in the download file name and these characters are not allowed in the gpx file spec.

So finger trouble on my part, Bikehike is as good as it always has been.  Simon is going to put in a filter to stop this happening again.

frankly frankie

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Re: No problems with BikeHike!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 10:14:05 am »
an ampersand in the download file name and these characters are not allowed in the gpx file spec.

Likewise accented characters, anywhere in the gpx text.
This makes gpx embedded with 'driving directions' from Google Maps for example, for anywhere in France, especially troublesome.  You usually have to search/replace é, è, and î at the very least.
It's not dark yet but it's getting there.

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Re: No longer problems with BikeHike!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 10:40:47 am »
The problem is that bikehike is generating badly-formed xml.  Ampersands are represented in xml documents as &
It's nothing to do with the gpx schema