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From Jeff Sexton <>
Subject Very Strange Cocoon 2.4.1 Problem
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:38:41 GMT
I've got a directory full of XML files and a sitemap to turn them into PDF.
This works perfectly almost all the time.  Once in a great while, a file will not 
work.  Requests for the given file will return this strange bit of code as literal text:

function toggle(id) {
     var element = document.getElementById(id);
     with ( {
         if ( display == "none" ){
             display = ""
         } else{
             display = "none"
     var text = document.getElementById(id + "-switch").firstChild;
     if (text.nodeValue == "[show]") {
         text.nodeValue = "[hide]";
     } else {
         text.nodeValue = "[show]";

That's it.  That's what comes back as literal text.  I believe this code may be part 
of a cocoon error report.  It appears here:

Right now I have a file doing this called 11.xml.  When I request http://.../11.pdf 
the above code is returned.

If I *copy* 11.xml to test.xml and request http://.../test.xml it works perfectly. 
If I *erase* 11.xml and request http://.../11.pdf I again get the above code fragment!

Here is the sitemap entry:

       <map:match pattern="reports/*/*/*.pdf">
         <map:generate src="reports/{1}/{2}/{3}.xml"/>
         <map:transform src="{2}report/stylesheets/{2}2fo.xsl"/>
         <map:serialize type="fo2pdf"/>

If I add a sitemap entry with a letter added to the file name like this (note 
"/*.pdf" changed to "/*x.pdf"):

       <map:match pattern="reports/*/*/*x.pdf">
         <map:generate src="reports/{1}/{2}/{3}.xml"/>
         <map:transform src="{2}report/stylesheets/{2}2fo.xsl"/>
         <map:serialize type="fo2pdf"/>

Then I request http://.../11x.pdf it works perfectly!  But requeting 11.pdf still 
returns the code fragment.

This is not a client issue, it happens from any client and from any machine.  Also 
there is no cache/proxy between the client and the server.

To make matter worse, I have two server boxes here that are exactly the same in their 
O/S (AIX), tomcat, java and cocoon version and in the way the app is installed.  This 
only happens on one server and never on the other!  I can not find a pattern. 
Restarting tomcat does not help.

Strange, isn't it?

Anyone have any ideas for a work around?  Thanks

The ODS Companies
Jeff Sexton
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(503) 228-6554   x1026

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