Topic: CS3 - "cannot parse gallery xml"

I have been using the Flash Album Exporter for iPhoto, but it has too many limitations.  So, I just downloaded the free SV 2.0, and I got the proper Photoshop cs3 script, and placed it in the scripts floder, it showed up fine, I input all the options fine, and clicked to start gallery, then when it automatically opened up the .html file at the end of running the script, I simple got this error in the viewer "Cannot Parse Gallery XML"

I'm not sure why it would be doing this 'right out of the box' so to speak.  I have not altered any of the settings.
Please recommend help. I thought about buying SV 2.0 Pro, but not if it's going to be problematic.

Re: CS3 - "cannot parse gallery xml"

Please post the contents of the gallery.xml file found in the output folder after you run the Photoshop script.

Mike Richards
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: CS3 - "cannot parse gallery xml"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!-- OPTIONS SUPPORTED BY STANDARD SWF -->
<simpleviewergallery

    title="<b>Available work</b>"
    textColor="FFFFFF"
    frameColor="FFFFFF"
    thumbPosition="LEFT"
    galleryStyle="MODERN"
    thumbColumns="4"
    thumbRows="6"
    showOpenButton="true"
    showFullscreenButton="true"
    frameWidth="10"
    maxImageWidth="1050"
    maxImageHeight="1050"
    imagePath="images/"
    thumbPath="thumbs/"
    useFlickr="false"
    flickrUserName=""
    flickrTags=""
    languageCode=""
    languageList=""
>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4320.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4320.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4320.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4332 copy.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4332 copy.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4332 copy.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4345 copy.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4345 copy.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4345 copy.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4346 copy.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4346 copy.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4346 copy.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4356 copy.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4356 copy.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4356 copy.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4360.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4360.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4360.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4362.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4362.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4362.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC4371.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC4371.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC4371.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC5972 copy.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC5972 copy.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC5972 copy.jpg</caption>
    </image>
    <image imageURL="images/_DSC5972.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/_DSC5972.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >
        <caption>_DSC5972.jpg</caption>
    </image>
</simpleviewergallery>

Re: CS3 - "cannot parse gallery xml"

The <b> tags in the title are breaking the XML.

Felix Turner
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: CS3 - "cannot parse gallery xml"

ok, thanks.

Does SV Pro offer an easier interface to input captions to each photo, or is that something I have to do individually with file info?
Do you ever plan on offering an iPhoto plug-in like the Flash Album Exporter? It is so much easier to mange photos and captions in iPhoto, but that exporter has too many limitations, so it would be amazing if you designed a SV plug-in that had your full features.
I would PAY for that.

thanks,
jimmy

Re: CS3 - "cannot parse gallery xml"

Im having issues as well. Im getting the same error. Here is my code.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


<simpleviewergallery
   
    title=""
    textColor="FFFFFF"
    frameColor="FFFFFF"
    thumbPosition="BOTTOM"
    galleryStyle="COMPACT"
    thumbColumns="7"
    thumbRows="1"
    showOpenButton="TRUE"
    showFullscreenButton="TRUE"
    frameWidth="0"
    maxImageWidth="800"
    maxImageHeight="600"
    imagePath="images/"
    thumbPath="thumbs/"
    useFlickr="false"
    flickrUserName=""
    flickrTags=""
    languageCode="AUTO"
    languageList=""       
   
>




<image imageURL="images/photos/image1.JPG" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image1.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Winter at Moose Manor</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image2.JPG" thumbURL="/thumbs/photos/image2.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Winter at Moose Manor</caption>   
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image3.JPG" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image3.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Old folks beach party</caption>   
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image4.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image4.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Reliving his childhood</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image5.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image5.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Only in Homer</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image6.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image6.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>From the Discovery Channel Store on the Spit</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image7.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image7.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>'Lost Seamen Memorial' on the Spit</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image8.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image8.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Home Port-Homer</caption>
</image>
<image imageURL="images/photos/image10.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image10.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Local History</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image12.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image12.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Local flora-Fireweed at it's peak</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image13.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image13.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Sunset at Moose Manor</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image14.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image14.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Favorite Restaurant -- "Cups Cafe'"</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image15.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image15.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>View of Spit from Skylake Drive
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image17.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image17.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Local Winter Scenery</caption>
</image>

<image imageURL="images/photos/image18.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image18.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption>Winter Wonderland Towards Ohlson Mtn</caption>
</image>
<image imageURL="images/photos/image19.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image19.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption><![CDATA[Welcome to <u><a href="http://www.simpleviewer.net" target="_blank">SimpleViewer</a></u>.]]></caption>
</image>
<image imageURL="images/photos/image20.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image20.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption><![CDATA[Welcome to <u><a href="http://www.simpleviewer.net" target="_blank">SimpleViewer</a></u>.]]></caption>
</image>
<image imageURL="images/photos/image21.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image21.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption><![CDATA[Welcome to <u><a href="http://www.simpleviewer.net" target="_blank">SimpleViewer</a></u>.]]></caption>
</image>
<image imageURL="images/photos/image22.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image22.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption><![CDATA[Welcome to <u><a href="http://www.simpleviewer.net" target="_blank">SimpleViewer</a></u>.]]></caption>
</image>
<image imageURL="images/photos/image23.jpg" thumbURL="thumbs/photos/image23.jpg" linkURL="" linkTarget="" >

    <caption><![CDATA[Welcome to <u><a href="http://www.simpleviewer.net" target="_blank">SimpleViewer</a></u>.]]></caption>
</image>
</simpleviewergallery>

Any ideas, thanks.