was (Author: s-cbarry):
I am also experiencing this issue - is there any timeline for this?
> pom.xml contains illegal character / invalid
> Key: GERONIMO-6590
> URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMO-6590 > Project: Geronimo
> Issue Type: Bug
> Security Level: public(Regular issues)
> Components: ActiveMQ
> Environment: Maven, JAVA 1.8, Artifactory
> Reporter: Jakob Berlin
> Priority: Blocker
> Labels: Artifactory, Maven, pom.xml
> Original Estimate: 1h
> Remaining Estimate: 1h
> We use Artifactory to cache and summarize remote repositories in our company. We use org.apache.activemq which has a dependency to org.apache.geronimo.specs:specs:pom:1.1. This can't be imported to Artifactory (which results in build failure) due a mailformed pom.xml.
> 2017-09-20 16:01:19,839 [http-nio-8081-exec-17] [ERROR] (o.a.r.d.DbStoringRepoMixin:258) - IO error while trying to save resource maven_local-releases-external:org/apache/geronimo/specs/specs/1.1/specs-1.1.pom'': org.artifactory.api.repo.exception.maven.BadPomException: Failed to read POM for 'org/apache/geronimo/specs/specs/1.1/specs-1.1.pom': expected START_TAG or END_TAG not TEXT (position: TEXT seen ...</developers>\n `\n <p... @91:7) .
> The pom.xml contains a "`"-character right after the closing develpers-tag and before the next opening one.
> Please remove the wrong character.
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