This page http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~gartside/mozBugs/genfn.xml loads ok. This page http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~gartside/mozBugs/badgenfn.xml causes a crash on my linux mathml M13 build (due to Dawn Endico). The problem seems to be line 429 and following. I have snipped out this section and put in http://www.maths.ox/~gartside/mozBugs/mathmlBug.xml Strangely, this does not cause a crash. -But gives a blank screen. (My apologies fr not pinning this down more\carefully.) The mathml in badgenfn (produced by tex4ht) is clearly bad, but a full scale crash is disappointing!
Minor error (cough!) The third url is http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~gartside/mozBugs/mathmlBug.xml
The problem is that <msup> expects the 'base' and the 'superscript'. But only the base is provided in the second erroneous <msup>, and the code encounters a null pointer: <p> <math class="inline"><msub><mi>λ</mi><mrow><mi>Υ</mi></mrow></msub> <msup><mrow><mi>Ω</mi></mrow></msup> </math> </p> The markup is bad and we don't do validation. But in general, the code must be updated to check for such null pointers.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Fixed in my tree. I will land the fix in my next check-in. Rather than crashing, a feedback is now provided to the user. By default the user will see the Unicode REPLACEMENT CHAR U+FFFD at the spot where a bad markup was encountered. (If there is no font with U+FFFD, the user will see the question mark '?' --outcome of the work done for 6585).
I guess you havent put your fix in, as I still get a crash (Friday 17th build). But I look forward to testing your fix soon!
No I haven't yet landed the fix(es). I am currently re-working the architecture of stretchy chars to support arbitrary fonts (TeX, MT Extra, Mathematica, etc). The initial code was just a prototype. I am also bringing remaining Shyjan's TeX rendering rules in line with the overall MathML architecture and the bounding metrics APIs. My tree is in a major state of flux as a result of all these changes. So you might have to wait a little while to see the fix(es). Hopefully, M16 will feature a much improved MathML renderer, with the remaining TeX alignment rules and in which the font problems that we having now will be considerably reduced.
Fixed now. Should this not have its status changed to `resolved'.
Rendering of bad mathml is mis-aligned. The formatting is interrupted abruptly when bad markup is detected, and the placements are left incomplete. But I am changing the status to resolved since it doesn't crash anymore.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
VERIFIED using Windows 2000 Mozilla bits 2000090706-MathML-SVG.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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