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Bad character error in Connexion when validating

Symptom
  • The user gets a "bad character" error in Connexion when trying to save or validate. 
Applies to
  • Connexion Client
  • Connexion Browser
Resolution

This error means that there is an character in your data that the system is choking on. Look for any unusual characters in your content, especially characters that were copied in from another file and try typing over them with the correct character. 520 tags are especially common culprits. If the error message mentions a "0x1F" character, that is an invisible delimiter character. In that case, either restart the record, typing your data in directly or send a message to bibchange@oclc.org with the number of the record in your Online Save file. Sometimes they can identify the bad characters and clear them out for you.  

 
Page ID
19747