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From Geoff Howard <coc...@leverageweb.com>
Subject Xerces 2.6 bug (was Re: Build failure because of proxy-firewall)
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 02:42:03 GMT
Geoff Howard wrote:
> Bruno Dumon wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 17:47, Timothy Larson wrote:
>>
>>> --- Geoff Howard <cocoon@leverageweb.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Can someone try rolling back Xerces to prior version to make sure 
>>>> that's the issue?  Of course, you'll have to unplug from the network 
>>>> before building or you won't notice the issue.  I looked briefly at 
>>>> Xerces' site last night and didn't find any clues this was 
>>>> intentionally changed in the latest release but there were some 
>>>> bugfix descriptions which could point to an accidental new problem.

...


>> If I unplug my network connection, I also get the UnkownHostException.
>>
>> I reverted to xercesImpl-2.5.0.jar, left the rest the same, and now it
>> works for me. So seems like a bug in Xerces to me.
> 
> I attempted directly using the DOMParser class directly as they 
> recommend in the FAQ with mixed results.  I've filed a bug with more 
> details at Xerces bugzilla:
> 
> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25043
> 
> I wasn't able to spend more time digging around or coming up with an 
> isolated test case for them - any takers?

The bugzilla entry and this discussion:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.xerces-j.devel/475
indicate that this is now fixed in xerces cvs.

I tried the solution they suggested as a workaround for 2.6 with no luck 
(though it may be that I don't know my way around XNI).

So, do we
1) Ignore the bug until a later version of xerces is released?  (the bug 
is that the build fails without an internet connection due to the dtd 
resolving in web.xml)
2) Roll back to 2.5? (I assume this would unfix other bugs?)
3) Use a dated version of xerces from cvs until their next release.

WDYT?

Geoff


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