Re: The program will choke at the place of (line = reader.readLine()) != null)

Lew <>
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 23:32:11 -0800
On 03/03/2012 06:03 PM, wrote:

I try to use the following method to read pages from Internet, but sometimes the program will choke at the place of (line = reader.readLine()) != null), it tries to read content from internet again and again but still fails to get the line content, then the program stops at this position. How can I solve this problem, if it is possible to use another method the download pages from internet or when the program is choked, if it is possible to stop it and restart the program again?

public String getHTMLResource(String htmlFile) throws IOException {
        StringBuilder Content =new StringBuilder();

'content', not 'Content'.

         try {
    String line = null;
            URL url = new URL(htmlFile);
            URLConnection conn = url.openConnection();
             BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(conn.getInputStream()));
            while ((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {
        } catch (Exception e) {}
        return Content.toString();

Since others have addressed your main question, I will only add:

- Don't use TAB characters to indent code in Usenet posts.
- Follow the naming conventions. You were told this in another thread. Why do
you continue to flout them?
- Don't ignore exceptions! (Yes, you were told that before. I'm repeating it.)
- Except for specialized use cases, of which this isn't one, don't catch
'Exception'. Use specific exception types.
- Don't initialize variables to values you won't use.
- Don't declare a method to throw an exception that it cannot possibly throw.

And your program isn't "choking", it's waiting for input.

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

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