Bug #3877

Exception occurs generating XML for FillInTheBlank blank question

Added by Ryan McFall about 12 years ago. Updated about 12 years ago.

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When attempting to import my computer graphics exam from this semester, which I will attach, I get the following exception on pressing the Finish button in the wizard:

Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of range: 0
at java.lang.String.charAt(Unknown Source)
at edu.msu.first.parser.question.FillInTheBlankResponseItem.generateXML(
at edu.msu.first.parser.question.Question.generateXML(
at edu.msu.first.parser.gui.MainWindow.importPDF(
at edu.msu.first.parser.gui.MainWindow$3.wizardCompleted(
at edu.msu.first.wizard.WizardFrame.fireWizardCompleted(
at edu.msu.first.wizard.WizardFrame.finish(

midterm-2009.pdf (67.5 KB) midterm-2009.pdf Ryan McFall, 03/10/2009 12:31 PM


#1 Updated by Ryan McFall about 12 years ago

This is the file that causes the exception.

#2 Updated by Ryan McFall about 12 years ago

Notes: I drew a "header" selection around the heading at the top of the document, and also ignored the introductory text on the first page. I also draw boxes around the two vector images which are simply empty rectangles on two separate pages. I suspect the error occurs without these two actions, however.

#3 Updated by Ryan McFall about 12 years ago

I'm wrong about the error occurring without the actions mentioned in comment #2. The header selection is not important; but if you don't do the image rasterization process on pages 2 and 3, the error does not occur.

#4 Updated by Sandeep Namilikonda about 12 years ago

Reason for Bug 3877: generateXML() in

while(condition1) {
while(condition2) // condition1 violation is not caught here!
// resulted in stringOutOfBound access! {}

Fix: Simple modification to the inside while() to check for cond1 && cond2 resolved the issue!

The violation is only caught when the "blank" appears at the end of the question text! When the image corresponding to question 2 is not scanned explicitly by the user, the last blank is not at the end of the question text. e.g.,

------ Start snippet ---------
at the far left edge. The shape of the object should remain the same. (3
pts) Line # to change: _ New contents:
______________________________________ c. Draw the contents of the
screen window if the code from part (a) above were modified as follows
----- End of snippet ----------

#5 Updated by Redmine Admin about 8 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 3877

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