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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: FOP - infinite loop problem
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:58:08 GMT
Mark Ivs wrote:

>     I encountered an endless loop problem in the
> addRealText method in FOText.java. "la.addText" in the
> while loop always returns 0. So the while statement
> goes into an endless loop. The way I fixed the problem
> is by adding a counter inside the while loop and once
> it exceeds the threshold (I set it to 50) I throw a
> FOP Exception.
>     Has anyone else encountered this problem before ?

yes weve seen this problem a few times before.

> Is this problem already reported in FOP bug list ?

take a look at:


>     Also, please let me know if there is a better
> solution to fix this problem.
> I really appreciate your help.
> I am using FOP0.20.5. This problem dosen't happen
> everytime. It happens only with certain data in the
> XML. So, not sure what triggers this.

Usually when your data is too big for a small area (like a table-cell)

> One thing to note. I have hyphenate="true" in one of
> the fo:block. When I remove the hyphenate property,
> FOP never goes into endless loop.


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