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Strict Parse Error Excel

Posted on 2014-09-22
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I am assuming this excel file is a report that was converted from another file source but unfortunately getting a hold of the company to get any answers have proven to be extremely difficult. Their support claims we are the only ones who has this problem. When you open this report it pops up with an error Strict Parse Error. Check the log and it shows

XML PARSE ERROR:  Missing whitespace between attributes
  Error occurs at or below this element stack:
    (Stack is empty--error occurs at or below top-level element.)

Unfortunately I am not an excel expert
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by:Glenn Ray
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This appears to be a similar issue to one mentioned in this question here @ EE.

The resolution involved opening the file in Notepad (or any text editor) and checking the XML tags for any bad attributes or layouts.

If you can attach the file, I'd be glad to see if I can locate and resolve the issue.  I have a very good text editor with XML layout recognition.

Regards,
-Glenn
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by:stlhost
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I would like to but this attachment has names, addresses and phone numbers in it (personal info that I can't release). Anything in the doc relating to XML I can list here if you like. When I search for any xml lines they are spread out but here is what all I can see.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>

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<Workbook xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet"
          xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
          xmlns:ss="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet"
          xmlns:html="

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<DocumentProperties xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office">

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<x:WorksheetOptions xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel">

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Figured it out. Our McAfee gateway is click protecting a link inside the file so it is altering it the code.
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by:Glenn Ray
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Wow and wierd.  Good catch; never would have guessed that.  

You should probably go ahead and close this question with no solution recognized (well, yours, of course).
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I dont now how else to close this question
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