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From "Robin Green" <gree...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: Newbie in trouble
Date Tue, 09 May 2000 19:48:17 GMT
That was my explanation. If you do what I just said (most of it is just an 
example), it should all work.

Steven Maring <Steven.Maring@trcinc.com> wrote:
>
>Hmm.  How can you apply this concept to enable the operation of Cocoon.xml?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Robin Green [mailto:greenrd@hotmail.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 3:10 PM
>To: cocoon-users@xml.apache.org
>Subject: Re: Newbie in trouble
>
>
>Echoes <echoes@free.fr> wrote:
>
> >2) when accessing samples/index.xml, I get the following
> >error :
> >
> >Publishing Engine could not be initialized.
> >
> >          java.lang.NullPointerException
> >                  at org.apache.cocoon.Cocoon.init(Cocoon.java:135)
>
>Sorry, the installation instructions in the 1.7.3 distro were out of date.
>(same goes for the xml.apace.org website!)
>
>With a Servlet 2.2 compatible runner such as Tomcat, you have to ensure 
>that
>
>cocoon.properties is inside your Tomcat context(s) which are using Cocoon,
>and the address for the cocoon.properties in the web.xml file must be
>relative to the context root (and should start with a / even though it is
>relative).
>
>For example, in server.xml one of the contexts I have is
>
>         <Context path="/fyp" docBase="/home/ufs1/12/greenrd/fyp/public"
>          debug="1"
>          reloadable="true" />
>
>In web.xml I have
>
><servlet>
><servlet-name>org.apache.cocoon.Cocoon</servlet-name>
><servlet-class>org.apache.cocoon.Cocoon</servlet-class>
><init-param>
>   <param-name>properties</param-name>
>   <param-value>
>     /WEB-INF/cocoon.properties
>   </param-value>
></init-param>
></servlet>
>
>and the cocoon.properties is located at
>/home/ufs1/12/greenrd/fyp/public/WEB-INF/cocoon.properties
>
>WEB-INF is a good place to put it because it is a hidden directory - Tomcat
>won't serve anything in there.
>
>The installation instructions have already been corrected in CVS, so they
>will be correct in the next release hopefully.
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