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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: Simplified Docbook FOP exception
Date Wed, 17 May 2006 07:59:00 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> Johnson, Eric wrote:
> >I tried using the simplified docbook plug-in to work with the docbook 
> >and the HTML generated nicely. However, the PDF didn?t generate. I got 
> >the following error:
> >
> >BROKEN: org.apache.fop.apps.FOPException: internal-destination or 
> >external-destination must be specified in basic-link
> >
> >Any ideas?
> Not without more information.
> Can you try and narrow it down to a specific peice of your docbook input 
> that is causig the problem. There are three ways of doing this:
> - do "forrest run", request the page causing the problem and look in the 
> log files for more information (PROJECT_HOME/webapp/WEB-INF/logs
> - commenting out chunks of the docbook source until your PDF works then 
> reintroduce parts that are not working
> - request the FO document and manualy inspect for errors or use a 
> validator tool to give more information (to get the fo source request 
> http://localhost:8888/path/to/problem.pdf)

Ross means localhost:8888/path/to/


> A hint: given the error message you provide it looks like either an 
> image or a hyperlink is causing the problem.
> Ross

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