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```On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Frank Mittelbach wrote:

> Bjoern Pedersen writes:
>
>  > I am currently doing some testing with the xor-package.
>  > If I use book.cls,  it goes in an inifite loop in the mark-processing.
>  >
>  > If anybody has a fix, I would be interessted.
>
> \renewcommand\chaptermark[1]{}
>
> this is not a fix but a workaround.

Good, this will help getting me started again.

> reason for the problem: xor uses multiple marks ie xmarks.dtx provides a
> different mark structure than std latex has.
>
> you can get into similar problems if you say in latex something like
> \mark{foo}, ie if you do not preserve the fact that current latex requires a
> mark to consist of exactly 2 groups, eg \mark{{foo}{bar}} internally.
>
> now the mark mechanism for pagelayout hasn't been done so far, thus if you
> combine the new OR with the old \pagestyle interface : "bomb*"

So I will try to get something on the way.

> we always wondered if it would be too tight for use in a production system.
>
>  > A minimal test-file will follow during the weekend.
>