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From Scott_B...@lotus.com
Subject Re: FW: inconsistent results with xalan-j 2
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2001 16:11:43 GMT

Heather, we did get the message on the xalan-dev list, but I guess you
didn't get the reply...

----- Forwarded by Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus on 07/03/01 05:40 AM -----
                    Scott Boag                                                           
                                         To:     xalan-dev@xml.apache.org                
                    07/02/01 09:48       cc:     "Sanjay Bhakta \(E-mail\)" <sbhakta@prodigy.net>
                    AM                   Subject:     Re: inconsistent results with xalan-j
2(Document link: Scott 

It's hard to debug it from here.  Are you reusing Transform objects?  Is
threading involved?

If I were to guess, I would suspect the inconsistent results are caused by
the racing threads in the Stree/Transform.

Since you are on a short timeframe, it might be worth building the latest
code from the CVS, or trying the latest developer's release of 2.2.0.
Since the latest stuff doesn't have racing threads, it would be interesting
to see if the problem goes away.


                    Lloyd"               To:     <general@xml.apache.org>          
                    <hlloyd@prodi        cc:     (bcc: Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus)          
                    gy.net>              Subject:     FW: inconsistent results with xalan-j
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i suspect this posting belongs on xalan-dev, where i had originally sent it
before foolishly realizing that i'm not on its subscription list :(
while i'm attempting to subscribe there, if anyone has any help to offer on
the following question i'd be grateful.  thanks...hl

 -----Original Message-----
From:           Heather Lloyd [mailto:hlloyd@prodigy.net]
Sent:           Sunday, July 01, 2001 11:53 AM
To:        'xalan-dev@xml.apache.org'
Cc:        Sanjay Bhakta (E-mail)
Subject:        inconsistent results with xalan-j 2

i'm using xalan-j 2.1.0 with the redirect extension to parse an xml file
produce 5 redirected output files.  each time i run the parser with the
xml and xsl files i get different results. (yeah, i know you're skeptical.
but i have witnesses :(   )  sometimes the file is successfully parsed.
sometimes i the parser thows an exception reporting the following useless

XSLT Error (javax.xml.transform.TransformerException): TRaX Transform

very occasionally a line number is reported, and it seems always to be on
one of the 5 xsl statements that looks as follows:

<redirect:write file="some_name.html">

this write statement is part of a section which repeats in my stylesheet
looks as follows:

<xsl:template match="article[@storyorder=1]">
        <xsl:if test="@source='some value'">
        <redirect:write file="some_name.html">
        <![CDATA[<a href="javascript:var open_child_window=window.open
('someurl_]]><xsl:value-of select="//sitepartner"
/><![CDATA[.asp?id=]]><xsl:value-of select="filename"/><![CDATA[','mp'
,'height=460,width=520');"><img src="someurl/]]
><xsl:value-of select="filename"/><![CDATA[.jpg" width="92" height="69
" border="0" alt="somealtname"><br><FONT size="2" face="Arial, tahoma"
 color="#2e6890">]]><xsl:value-of select="headline"/><![CDATA[</a>]]>

        <xsl:if test="@source='some other value'">
        <redirect:write file="some_other_name.html">
        <![CDATA[<a href="javascript:var open_child_window=window.open
('someotherurl_]]><xsl:value-of select="//sitepartner"
/><![CDATA[.asp?id=]]><xsl:value-of select="filename"/><![CDATA[','mp'
,'height=460,width=520');"><img src="someotherurl/]]
><xsl:value-of select="filename"/><![CDATA[.jpg" width="92" height="69
" border="0" alt="someotheraltname"><br><FONT size="2" face="Arial, tahoma"
 color="#2e6890">]]><xsl:value-of select="headline"/><![CDATA[</a>]]>

does anyone see what's wrong here?  this application is harvesting data
an external source and producing html for a production system.  i can't use
this product in a production system if it behaves unreliably, and i've got
launch coming up in a week.
i would be grateful for any feedback.  thanks in advance...hl

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