JTextPane problems when setting document

Michael Jung <miju@golem.phantasia.org>
Sat, 01 Mar 2008 21:48:53 +0100

I don't know where the problem is with the following code:

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Test");
    JTextPane showcase = new JTextPane();
// showcase.setPage(new File("test.html").toURI().toURL());
    HTMLEditorKit kit = (HTMLEditorKit) showcase.getEditorKitForContentType("text/html");
    HTMLDocument doc = (HTMLDocument) kit.createDefaultDocument();
    doc.putProperty("IgnoreCharsetDirective", new Boolean(true));
    BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(new File("test.html")));
    String in, txt = "";
    while ((in = br.readLine()) != null)
        txt += in;
    kit.read(new StringReader(txt), doc, 0);

    frame.add(new JScrollPane(showcase));

This does not show the contents correctly. (HTML below renders as one
rigid line.) When commenting out "HTMLEditorKit ... kit.read(...);"
and uncommenting "showcase.setPage(...)" the contents are shown
correctly. I have tried changing a few things around to no avail.
The point is that the contents are actually delivered in a string, so
I can't resort to setPage. Anybody have a clue? Sample html:

    <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
    <td>Person A</td>
        <td>Street A</td>
        <td>City A</td>
        <td>Country A</td>
    <td>Person B</td>
        <td>Street B</td>
        <td>City B</td>
        <td>Country B</td>

This is another nuissance: is there a way to get the parser to accept
the Charset directive? I can either remove it or ignore it through


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