[l2h] [Fwd: Bug#385276: latex2html: 100% CPU and 100% RAM when compiling an itemize with no item in it]

Sébastien NOBILI nob900 at ofwood.com
Thu Aug 31 09:08:30 CEST 2006

Ross Moore a écrit :

> But LaTeX stops at that point too.
That's how I identified the problem.
> ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.
> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
> ...
> l.19 \end{itemize}
> ?
> By pre-testing with LaTeX before running a LaTeX2HTML job,
> the error will be detected.
This is what I'm doing since I saw the problem.
> This has always been the recommended way to use LaTeX2HTML,
> and indeed is a *requirement* when there are symbolic links
> and/or figure-captions that need to be resolved.
> OK, it would be nicer in LaTeX2HTML dealt more sympathetically
> with the problem. But it has never been part of its design
> to try to catch and work-around all possible LaTeX errors.
That's the reason why I submitted the bug report to  the Debian project.
latex2html is a great tool and I personally think a great tool has to be
As this is a known issue, I let you chose to change that behavior or
keep it according to what you expect the project to be.
> Hope this helps,
Of course !
>     Ross
Thanks for your work.


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