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0025683Community[OCCT] OCCT:Application Frameworkpublic2015-01-06 05:522020-10-29 09:02
ReporterVico Liang 
Assigned Tovro 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target Version[OCCT] 7.6.0*Fixed in Version 
Summary0025683: Application Framework - No entrance to construct a LDOMBasicString from TCollection_ExtendedString
DescriptionTo support unicode in XML driver, TCollection_ExtendedString is a way provided by OCCT. There is a class XmlObjMgt to manage the TCollection_ExtendedString storage for XmlObjMgt_Element text value. But it can't store TCollection_ExtendedString in attribute.

  //! Add attribute <theElement extstring="theString" ...>
  Standard_EXPORT static Standard_Boolean SetExtendedString (XmlObjMgt_Element& theElement, const TCollection_ExtendedString& theString) ;
  //! Get attribute <theElement extstring="theString" ...>
  Standard_EXPORT static Standard_Boolean GetExtendedString (const XmlObjMgt_Element& theElement, TCollection_ExtendedString& theString) ;

The best way to solve this issue is to provide a method to construct a LDOMBasicString from TCollection_ExtendedString. This method can be in class XmlObjMgt.
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- Relationships
related to 0025681closedbugmaster Community Application Framework - Unicode data storage in XML or binary format 
related to 0025682feedbackVico Liang Community Application Framework - TObj_Model::GetModelName() should store in document in unicode mode instead of ascii mode 
child of 0022484closedbugmaster Open CASCADE UNICODE characters support. 

-  Notes
Vico Liang (developer)
2015-01-06 06:05

Two methods like these might work:
XmlObjMgt_DOMString XmlObjMgt::ToDOMString(const TCollection_ExtendedString& theString)
    TCollection_AsciiString anAString;
    if (theString.IsAscii())
        anAString = TCollection_AsciiString(theString, '?');
        return XmlObjMgt_DOMString(anAString.ToCString());
        const Standard_Integer aLen = theString.Length();
        char * buf0 = new char[4 * (aLen + 1) + 3];
        Sprintf(&buf0[0], "##%04x", 0xfeff); // set UNICODE header
        char * buf = &buf0[6];
        SprintfExtStr(buf, theString);
        XmlObjMgt_DOMString aDOMString(buf0);
        delete[] buf0;
        return aDOMString;

XmlObjMgt_DOMString XmlObjMgt::ToDOMString(const TCollection_AsciiString& theString)
    return XmlObjMgt_DOMString(theString.ToCString());
vro (developer)
2016-02-09 11:51

Hello Vico. I'm not sure I understand well your proposal... sorry. The methods you declare above exist in XmlObjMgt.cxx the lines 108..152. Do you mean renaming of the methods? What is the added-value?
Vico Liang (developer)
2016-02-11 14:18

Dear vro,

Sorry for that my description is not clear. My proposal doesn't mean method renaming but provide a mean to create XmlObjMgt_DOMString from TCollection_ExtendedString. The background is that i want to save TCollection_ExtendedString data in xml file, and the data might be store in XML attribute, text, and comment nodes. But all these nodes just accept XmlObjMgt_DOMString as input rather than TCollection_ExtendedString.

To construct XmlObjMgt_DOMString from TCollection_ExtendedString, there are two means:
The first is to add a constructor XmlObjMgt_DOMString(const TCollection_ExtendedString& theString);

The second is to add a utility method : XmlObjMgt_DOMString XmlObjMgt::ToDOMString(const TCollection_ExtendedString& theString);

Is it clear?
vro (developer)
2016-02-11 14:27

Hello Vico, many thanks, now it is clearer. Would it be possible to use a TDataStd_Comment or TDataStd_Name attributes to store a TCollection_ExtendedString object in XML document? Or do you consider an opportunity to store a UNICODE string without OCAF?
In general, I don't see any obstacles to implement these additional methods (one of them). Would you do it?
Vico Liang (developer)
2016-02-11 15:00

Dear vro,

Actually i'm using OCAF, and i find a bug in XmlTObjDrivers_ReferenceDriver which will cause issue if the model name is unicode. Please see my fix in last two lines, i added my own utility method XmlObjMgt::ToDOMString to correct the UNICODE issue, the implementation is like my previous post. I do hope that OCCT can have an entrance to construct XmlObjMgt_DOMString from TCollection_ExtendedString directly. I may want to extend OCAF built-in attributes to support application domain UNICODE.

void XmlTObjDrivers_ReferenceDriver::Paste
                         (const Handle(TDF_Attribute)& Source,
                          XmlObjMgt_Persistent& Target,
                          XmlObjMgt_SRelocationTable& /*RelocTable*/) const
  Handle(TObj_TReference) aSource =
    Handle(TObj_TReference)::DownCast (Source);

  Handle(TObj_Object) aLObject = aSource->Get();
  if (aLObject.IsNull())

  // referred entry
  TCollection_AsciiString entry;
  TDF_Label aLabel = aLObject->GetLabel();
  TDF_Tool::Entry( aLabel, entry );
  Target.Element().setAttribute(::ReferredEntry(), entry.ToCString());

  // master entry
  TDF_Label aMasterLabel = aSource->GetMasterLabel();
  TDF_Tool::Entry( aMasterLabel, entry );
  Target.Element().setAttribute(::MasterEntry(), entry.ToCString());

  // is reference to other document
  if (aLabel.Root() == aMasterLabel.Root()) return;

  Handle(TObj_Model) aModel =
    Handle(TObj_Model)::DownCast( aLObject->GetModel() );
  XmlObjMgt_DOMString aModelName = XmlObjMgt::ToDOMString(aModel->GetModelName()->String());
  Target.Element().setAttribute(::ReferredModelEntry(), aModelName);
abv (manager)
2020-10-28 09:09

Current implementation of Unicode support (converting to hex representation and back) in LDOM is ugly and unsymmetric: such strings are encoded by method XmlObjMgt::SetExtendedString() accepting XmlObjMgt_Element, but decoder is implemented as operator TCollection_ExtendedString() of LDOMBasicString()...

The overall logic of the code should be fixed first, so that conversions back and forth are implemented on the same level.
abv (manager)
2020-10-29 09:02

It should be noted that the problem with saving and restoring cross-model references in XmlTObjDrivers_ReferenceDriver due to its inability to handle correctly Unicode in the model name does not seem blocking for anything: the name of the model in TObj is not intended to be visible to the end user, it is rather an internal ID of the model in the hierarchy, so it can be (and better be) defined using only ASCII characters.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-01-06 05:52 Vico Liang New Issue
2015-01-06 05:52 Vico Liang Assigned To => szy
2015-01-06 06:05 Vico Liang Note Added: 0035918
2015-03-05 11:23 szy Priority normal => low
2015-03-05 11:23 szy Target Version 6.9.0 => 6.7.1
2015-03-05 11:42 szy Target Version 6.7.1 => 7.1.0
2015-12-30 16:04 szy Assigned To szy => vro
2015-12-30 16:04 szy Status new => assigned
2016-02-09 11:47 vro Assigned To vro => Vico Liang
2016-02-09 11:51 vro Note Added: 0050515
2016-02-11 14:18 Vico Liang Note Added: 0050632
2016-02-11 14:19 Vico Liang Assigned To Vico Liang => vro
2016-02-11 14:27 vro Note Added: 0050633
2016-02-11 14:27 vro Assigned To vro => Vico Liang
2016-02-11 15:00 Vico Liang Note Added: 0050641
2016-02-11 15:02 Vico Liang Assigned To Vico Liang => vro
2016-11-03 17:13 abv Target Version 7.1.0 => 7.2.0
2017-07-27 09:43 abv Target Version 7.2.0 => 7.4.0
2019-07-10 09:01 abv Target Version 7.4.0 => 7.5.0
2020-09-11 15:32 utverdov Target Version 7.5.0 => 7.6.0*
2020-10-14 11:43 kgv Relationship added related to 0025681
2020-10-14 11:47 kgv Summary No entrance to construct a LDOMBasicString from TCollection_ExtendedString. => Application Framework - No entrance to construct a LDOMBasicString from TCollection_ExtendedString
2020-10-14 11:47 kgv Relationship added child of 0022484
2020-10-25 21:09 abv Relationship added related to 0025682
2020-10-28 09:09 abv Note Added: 0096326
2020-10-29 09:02 abv Note Added: 0096356

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