Better feedback for incorrect Bible format

Bug #1698291 reported by Raoul Snyman on 2017-06-16
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

We get a few of these every month in the support system. Someone who tries to import their Bible in who knows what format and just goes with the default format (which I am led to believe is OSIS). I know it's not our fault, but let's catch this exception and tell the user that they're using the wrong format.

 --- Exception Traceback ---
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "openlp\core\ui\", line 216, in on_current_id_changed
File "openlp\plugins\bibles\forms\", line 632, in perform_wizard
File "openlp\plugins\bibles\lib\", line 65, in do_import
File "lxml.etree.pyx", line 2182, in lxml.etree._ElementTree.xpath (src\lxml\lxml.etree.c:59945)
File "lxml.etree.pyx", line 1778, in lxml.etree._ElementTree._assertHasRoot (src\lxml\lxml.etree.c:55819)
AssertionError: ElementTree not initialized, missing root

Changed in openlp:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: easy-fix
tags: added: beginner
David Wales (daviewales) wrote :

How clever does the fix need to be?

Would something like the following in, or be adequate?

 except AssertionError as err:

Or are you looking for something a bit cleverer?

Raoul Snyman (raoul-snyman) wrote :

That's pretty much what we need to do. I'd need to dive into the code to make sure, but it shouldn't be much more complicated than that.

Tomas Groth (tomasgroth) wrote :

In our xml-based importers we should make the parser try to recover from errors. This also goes for our song importers.

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