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

Sat, 3 Mar 2012 18:03:13 -0800 (PST)
I try to use the following method to read pages from Internet, but sometime=
s the program will choke at the place of (line = reader.readLine()) != =
null), it tries to read content from internet again and again but still fai=
ls to get the line content, then the program stops at this position. How ca=
n I solve this problem, if it is possible to use another method the downloa=
d pages from internet or when the program is choked, if it is possible to s=
top it and restart the program again?

public String getHTMLResource(String htmlFile) throws IOException {
        StringBuilder Content =new StringBuilder();
        try {
    String line = null;
            URL url = new URL(htmlFile);
            URLConnection conn = url.openConnection();
            BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamRea=
            while ((line = reader.readLine()) != null) {
        } catch (Exception e) {}
        return Content.toString();

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