Thanks for the answer. Putting your text above the quote makes the whole thread very confusing (see 2.3 Why should I place my response below the quoted text?).

Am 02.05.2008 um 16:48 schrieb Brad Miller:
Looking at your test program log output this is what I see in the log:

(./test.out) (./test.out)
\@outlinefile=\write3
\openout3 = `test.out'.

)
Runaway argument?
{http://jabref.sourceforge.net^^M\end {document}^^M
! File ended while scanning use of \hyper@n@rmalise.
<inserted text>
\par
<*> test.tex

Did you get this error message with TM or with TeXShop. As I wrote below, I got the same with TeXShop.

Christian

On May 2, 2008, at 9:34 AM, Christian wrote:
Am 02.05.2008 um 13:10 schrieb Charilaos Skiadas:
On May 2, 2008, at 4:28 AM, Christian wrote:

Am 02.05.2008 um 09:47 schrieb Christian:
Hi all,

I really having trouble with TM. For some reason TM does not consider the % sign within LaTeX. This means I get a lot of error messages. If I comment out some included file (e.g. %\input{history}) TM still reads the file and sends me errors like:

Latex Error: ./history.tex:6 LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

The file looks at this point as follows:

% \item parindent durch Option halfparskip entfernt

Why does that happen and so suddenly and how could I resolve it?

What a strange behaviour. I typeset the file within TeXShop and it gave me a runaway argument with the precise position in the code. I missed a curly bracket on a \url command. Thats it.

Why does TM responds with such wrong error messages and not with a precise one?

TM does not try to compile your file, it delegates that task to pdflatex. So does TeXShop. In theory they are calling the same program. So I see no reason for the discrepancy. Please provide a minimal reproducible and clear example.

Here is the working minimal example (the curly bracket after \url is missing):

You can see that TeXShop provides the erroneous passage of the code.

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\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{hyperref}
%
\begin{document}
\end{document}
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TM error message:
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This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)

#### Processing: ./urltest.tex

Document Class: scrartcl 2006/07/30 v2.95b KOMA-Script document class (article)

! File ended while scanning use of \hyper@n@rmalise.

! Emergency stop.

! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Complete transcript is in urltest.log

Found 1 errors, and 2 warnings in 1 runs

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TeXShop error message
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<ishot-2.png>
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