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  2. TIKA-742

PDF2XHTML fails to insert <p> nor space around page marker

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.0
    • Component/s: parser
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      Description

      I have a test document (unfortunately not committable) whose page
      numbers are rendered with no separator (<p> nor space) before the next
      word. So I have words like:

      • 1Massachusetts
      • 2Course
      • 3also
      • 4The

      But then when I ran the ExtractText -html command-line from PDFBox, I
      can see that <p> is inserted after these page numbers (spookily, not
      closing the previous <p>; I opened PDFBOX-1130 for that).

      So I made a simple change to Tika's PDF2XHTML, to have it override the
      writeStart/EndParagraph, and call handler.start/EndElement("p"), ie to
      preserve the paragraph structure that PDFBOX detects out to the
      resulting XHTML handler, and this fixes the issue (I now see the page
      number as a separate paragraph, rendered w/ newline in "text" mode
      from TikaCLI).

      Note that this test document is the same document from PDFBOX-1129
      (there are some quote characters that are not extracted correctly).

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        1. TIKA-742.patch
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          Michael McCandless
        2. 000086.pdf
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          Michael McCandless

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            • Assignee:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless
              Reporter:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless
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