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From Carsten Ziegeler <>
Subject Re: NPE with global input module
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2005 18:30:33 GMT
Should be fixed now.


Ugo Cei wrote:
> Dear Cocooners,
> today, after having upgraded our Cocoon build to the latest revision 
> from trunk, we started getting NPEs from a project that had worked 
> perfectly until then. Turns out the NPE was caused in a  subsitemap 
> while trying to use the global input module to reference the value of a 
> global variable that was defined in the same subsitemap.
> I started looking for differences between our app and the Cocoon 
> samples, where the global input module seems to work fine, and I 
> concluded that the only difference was the the samples' top sitemap had a
> <map:component-configurations>
>   <global-variables/>
> <map:component-configurations>
> section, whereas our toplevel sitemap did not. So I added an empty 
> <global-variables> element to ours too and the NPE went away!
> So, apparently, you MUST put a <global-variables> element in the 
> toplevel sitemap in order to declare global variables in a subsitemap. 
> Is this a bug or is this intended behaviour?
>     Ugo

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