crash recipe for htmlText?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Jan 10 17:32:27 EST 2005

Mark Talluto wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2005, at 1:58 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> I'm getting some intermittent hard crashes after setting the htmlText 
>> of a field.  Trying to pin this down, I have a script that repeated 
>> performs the same parsing, formatting, and htmlText setting over and 
>> over, and sometimes all of it works well, sometimes it displays 
>> garbage and crashes, and sometimes it displas garbage and doesn't crash.
>> To help pin this down further I have it writing a log of the data I'm 
>> setting the field's htmlText to, so that hopefully when it crashes I 
>> can see if it's due to badly-formed HTML.
>> Oddly enough, I've only had once instance in which bad-looking data 
>> would up in the log.  In all other cases it writes well to the log, 
>> even if I see garbage in the field on screen.
>> Do any of you folks know of specific issues in which setting or 
>> getting htmlText will cause a crash?  I couldn't find anything related 
>> to this in Bugzilla....
> Ken's Revzilla crashes on me once in a while.  I do see some garbage in 
> the field before all goes totally bad.  I have bugzillaed it at:  
> <>

Interesting.  Thanks for posting that.  I'll double-check with Ken and 
see what he may know.

Keep those htmlText anomaly stories coming -- we'll pin this down yet.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
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