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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: How about upgrading to Xerces 2.0alpha?
Date Wed, 07 Feb 2001 16:53:35 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:
> I just tested the newest Xerces, and it works without
> modification.  It makes use of Jaxp 1.1 extensions which
> let you tell the SAXParserFactory to only create Parsers
> that implement namespaces.
> That will also allow us to simply rename the XercesParser
> Component to JaxpParser.  Any other parser that requires
> wrapping will need a separate parser component.
> The change will let us do the following:
> * change org.apache.cocoon.components.parser.XercesParser to
>   org.apache.cocoon.components.parser.JaxpParser
> * Use Jaxp 1.1 specs which allow us to specify that we only
>   want namespace compliant SAXParsers.
> * Make Cocoon work with any Jaxp 1.1 compliant parser--meaning
>   we aren't dependant on any one parser being available.

I just remembered.  I still had Xerces 1.2.3 in my classpath.
Xerces 2.0.0 does not have the Serializers which we are hopelessly
dependant on.  I am not sure if I like that.  Do you think we can
get Xerces to separate out the Serializer packages from the

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