Daniel.Vogelheim at sun.com
Wed Nov 26 13:06:54 EET 2003
I hope this question is appropriate for the list, as it concerns
interoperability of clipboard implementations: What is considered an
appropriate time-out value for clipboard operations?
The reason I'm asking is a bug filed against OpenOffice.org/StarOffice
with problems when copy&paste-ing from Mozilla to OOo on Linux. The
problem turned out to be that the data transfer takes longer than
expected, and OOo aborts the transfer due to a time-out. As far as I
understand the matter, a time-out is necessary to guard against failures
of other applications due to the asynchronous nature of the clipboard
data transfer. The time-out was set arbitrarily at 3s, which was
considered generous for transfering a few KB of data and has worked well
in the past. Increasing the time-out value solves this specific problem,
but I'm not sure which value is appropriate, or whether that's a good
idea at all; maybe there's a better solution.
Thanks for any help.
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