[xep-support] XEP 3.5.3 basic-link failure for file:// URL's

From: Johann Richard (Johann.richard@dspfactory.ch)
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 01:24:19 PDT

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    I upgraded to XEP 3.5.3 (Cleint Stamped) and observed the following behaviour:

    My setup:

    OS: Windows 2000
    java version "1.4.0"
    Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0-b92)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-b92, mixed mode)

    Same on Mac OS X 10.2.6 (Jaguar) w/ latest JVM (don't remember the version, though (1.4.x))

    When I use DocBook stylesheets to produce PDf, using <ulink/> elements to local files (file://), XEP will crash, typically with the following Exception:

      generate [output-format pdf][page-number 1]error: formatting failed: java.lang.NullPointerException

    A typical fo:basic-link that causes such problems looks like the following:

       external-destination="url(file:///\\someserver\somefolder\myfile.xml)">my basic link</fo:basic-link>

    Other file:// URL's like "url(file://file.test)" also failed, so I guess it's not the backslashes ... :)

    I also tried http:// URL's like "url(http://www.somedomain.that.does.not.exist)", but these didn't pose any problem.

    I think this might be a problem with the revised URL escaping, but of course, this is just an assumption.

    If you need some FO evidence, just le me know.

    Best regards,
    Johann Richard

    Johann Richard
    IC & DSP Design Engineer  
    Dspfactory SA
    Champs-Montants 12a 
    2074 Marin-Epagnier
    Tel: +41 32 755 7400 
    Fax: +41 32 755 7401 
    e-mail: mailto:johann.richard@dspfactory.ch
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