Thanks, Simo!
We should document these dependencies, I think.
The "cocoon side projects" are not always easy to find.


On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Simone Tripodi <> wrote:
Hi Jos!

Looks like the class
org/apache/cocoon/components/serializers/util/XMLSerializer is
contained in C2 cocoon-serializers-charsets, you have to add the
following dependency in your pom:


I found it in


HTH, all the best!

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 8:16 AM, Jos Snellings
<> wrote:
> Dear cocooners,
> When trying to load cocoon-optional, spring complains loudly about not being
> able to find class:
> org/apache/cocoon/components/
> serializers/util/XMLSerializer
> In effect, this class is not within the cocoon distribution.
> To my best knowledge, there is no sub project
> cocoon-components
> The problematic declaration is:
> public class EncodingXMLSerializer extends
> org.apache.cocoon.components.serializers.util.XMLSerializer implements
> SAXPipelineComponent, Finisher, SAXConsumer, CachingPipelineComponent {
> Can anybody shed some light upon this one?
> Thank you !
> Jos