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From "Adolfo Miguelez" <>
Subject RE: [very OT] 16 kb limit in XML from Tomcat?
Date Mon, 17 May 2004 10:47:07 GMT
I did have similar experiences parsing files by myself using SAX parsing. 
Xerces and other parsers chop files in blocks. 16k is the default size for 
xerces, or at least it was.

Hander code must be aware of that, in the events handling, and hold strings 
from one block to the other if one tag is broken in between two blocks.

Otherwise, results can be unpredictable.

I guess, just a guess, could happen something similar in Tomcat parsing but 
a deeper investigation must be developed. Anyway, that you say could have 



>From: "Kransen, J." <>
>Reply-To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <>
>To: "'Struts Users Mailing List'" <>
>Subject: [very OT] 16 kb limit in XML from Tomcat?
>Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 12:31:44 +0200
>Hello, I generate an XML file from within a JSP in Tomcat. Especially after
>16384 bytes the contents are really interesting. Unfortunately, Tomcat
>disagrees and truncates it. It can't be coincidence that this is 16k
>precisely, so I hoped to find a configuration item set to 16k (in fact I
>hoped not to have a limit at all), but I can't find one. There are also no
>stack traces or any errors/warnings, it just gets truncated and that's it.
>It can't be the browser, because it happens with IE6 and Opera 7.23.
>By the way, do I have to (can I) set a content type "text/xml" in JSP?
>Regards, Jeroen
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