[html-formfu] 'Syck parser' because of ': ' inside of comment_xml

Carl Franks fireartist at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 08:48:06 GMT 2009

2009/12/2 Jens Schwarz <blacky6767 at gmx.de>:
> Hi,
> in my yml's I have elements like this:
> - type: Text
>  name: foo
>  comment_xml:
>    <img class="foo" src="someimage.png" alt="foo"/>
>    <div>
>      <div class="foodiv1">foobar</div>
>      <div class="foodiv2">
>        foo: bar
>      </div>
>    </div>
> This produces a 'Syck parser' error message because of ': ' inside of 'foo: bar' (i.e. a colon followed by space).
> Workaround: replace ': ' with ':&nbsp;'.
> I don't know if that's a bug of HTML::FormFu, if it can be fixed or if we have to live with the workaround. I just wanted to point that problem out. The workaround works fine for me :)

It looks like a bug with YAML::Syck.
Can you check if YAML::XS handles it correctly?
The latest version of Config::Any (which FormFu uses to load config
files) now prefers YAML::XS if it's installed.


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