Hi, I tried CDATA. It fails the same way. I will try to check of the utf8-example.xml works ok (I just have to change it to match my schema). I just ran a test by adding (R) symbolt into the XML to get the exact error message. See below. Thanks, Av *** SUBMITTED REQUEST *** (as captured by HTTP proxy) POST /solr/update HTTP/1.1 Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8 Host: ws2006b:8983 Content-Length: 695 Expect: 100-continue Proxy-Connection: Close 1000194 http://www®barharborinn®com Bar Harbor Hotels and Bar Harbor Inn near Acadia in Bar Harbor ME Bar Harbor Inn- premier oceanfront hotel in Bar Harbor ME® Rated Superior First Class by OHG, Best in-town location®Special Value Packages-fine dining-personal service-amenities® Bar Harbor Inn- premier oceanfront hotel in Bar Harbor ME® Rated Superior First Class by OHG, Best in-town location®Special Value Packages-fine dining-personal service-amenities® *** ERROR MESSAGE *** Error 500 no more data available - expected end tag </add> to close start tag <add> from line 2, parser stopped on END_TAG seen ...e Packages-fine dining-personal service-amenities\uae</field>\r\n</doc>... @9:7 java.io.EOFException: no more data available - expected end tag </add> to close start tag <add> from line 2, parser stopped on END_TAG seen ...e Packages-fine dining-personal service-amenities\uae</field>\r\n</doc>... @9:7 at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.fillBuf(MXParser.java:3015) at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.more(MXParser.java:3026) at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.nextImpl(MXParser.java:1144) at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.next(MXParser.java:1093) at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.nextTag(MXParser.java:1078) at org.apache.solr.handler.XmlUpdateRequestHandler.update(XmlUpdateRequestHandler.java:159) at org.apache.solr.handler.XmlUpdateRequestHandler.handleRequestBody(XmlUpdateRequestHandler.java:84) at org.apache.solr.handler.RequestHandlerBase.handleRequest(RequestHandlerBase.java:77) at org.apache.solr.core.SolrCore.execute(SolrCore.java:658) at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.execute(SolrDispatchFilter.java:188) at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter(SolrDispatchFilter.java:156) at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(WebApplicationHandler.java:821) at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationHandler.dispatch(WebApplicationHandler.java:471) at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.handle(ServletHandler.java:568) at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1530) at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationContext.handle(WebApplicationContext.java:633) at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1482) at org.mortbay.http.HttpServer.service(HttpServer.java:909) at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.service(HttpConnection.java:820) at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handleNext(HttpConnection.java:986) at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handle(HttpConnection.java:837) at org.mortbay.http.SocketListener.handleConnection(SocketListener.java:245) at org.mortbay.util.ThreadedServer.handle(ThreadedServer.java:357) at org.mortbay.util.ThreadPool$PoolThread.run(ThreadPool.java:534)

HTTP ERROR: 500

no more data available - expected end tag </add> to close start tag <add> from line 2, parser stopped on END_TAG seen ...e Packages-fine dining-personal service-amenities\uae</field>\r\n</doc>... @9:7
java.io.EOFException: no more data available - expected end tag </add> to close start tag <add> from line 2, parser stopped on END_TAG seen ...e Packages-fine dining-personal service-amenities\uae</field>\r\n</doc>... @9:7
at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.fillBuf(MXParser.java:3015)
at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.more(MXParser.java:3026)
at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.nextImpl(MXParser.java:1144)
at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.next(MXParser.java:1093)
at org.xmlpull.mxp1.MXParser.nextTag(MXParser.java:1078)
at org.apache.solr.handler.XmlUpdateRequestHandler.update(XmlUpdateRequestHandler.java:159)
at org.apache.solr.handler.XmlUpdateRequestHandler.handleRequestBody(XmlUpdateRequestHandler.java:84)
at org.apache.solr.handler.RequestHandlerBase.handleRequest(RequestHandlerBase.java:77)
at org.apache.solr.core.SolrCore.execute(SolrCore.java:658)
at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.execute(SolrDispatchFilter.java:188)
at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter(SolrDispatchFilter.java:156)
at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(WebApplicationHandler.java:821)
at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationHandler.dispatch(WebApplicationHandler.java:471)
at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.handle(ServletHandler.java:568)
at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1530)
at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationContext.handle(WebApplicationContext.java:633)
at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1482)
at org.mortbay.http.HttpServer.service(HttpServer.java:909)
at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.service(HttpConnection.java:820)
at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handleNext(HttpConnection.java:986)
at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handle(HttpConnection.java:837)
at org.mortbay.http.SocketListener.handleConnection(SocketListener.java:245)
at org.mortbay.util.ThreadedServer.handle(ThreadedServer.java:357)
at org.mortbay.util.ThreadPool$PoolThread.run(ThreadPool.java:534)

RequestURI=/solr/update

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