Empty <series> blocks in the XML are handled properly in the PDF previews and CMA transforms
Some versions of authors' article templates include the following XML structure, which, when not filled out with series-title and/or series-url values, created PDF preview transform errors because the FOP was expecting a series-url value that was not present.
<series>You can delete this block from your article template or, if your article is part of a developerWorks series, supply the needed values.
PDF transform also handles entities (example: <Aacute/>) properly in series/series-title
As part of this fix in the <series> area, we've also updated the way that series title transform works; it now handles entities such as accents properly. Admittedly this is a bit of an edge case. :-)
developerWorks JAR tools regression fixed