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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: problems with castor transformer example
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2003 19:38:56 GMT
Hello Oskar,

Oskar Casquero Oiarzabal wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you for the explanation and for the solution. Now the example is
> working properly. But why it is not added to the
> during the build process? Is there any option I forgot to add when I built cocoon
> from sources?

No, you missed nothing. is Tomcat and Cocoon is ...
Cocoon. Be sure we will never manipulate your servlet container's start
scripts. Furthermore I wasn't aware of such a need for configuration.

Does anybody else know, if it is possible to configure this thing in
cocoon.xconf when specifying the parser?


> Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 12:29:36 PM, you wrote:
> WG> Oskar,
> WG> it isn't. For historic reasons, the CastorTransformer internally uses the 
> WG> SAXAdaptor class to map between SAX1 and SAX2 events. As such, it is a 
> WG> requirement to specify the XML parser you are using.
> WG> I do not know what web container you are using, but with e.g. Tomcat it would

> WG> be sufficient to specify the environment varaiable JAVA_OPTS as follows: 
> WG> JAVA_OPTS=-Dorg.xml.sax.parser=org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser
> WG> Please be aware that in my case, I am using Xerces. If you are using another 
> WG> parser, please amend the above configuration accordingly.
> WG> If you are not using Tomcat (Catalina), please try to include the above 
> WG> property with the JVM that's responsible for starting the conatiner.
> WG> I hope this hepls
> WG> Werner
> WG> On Tuesday 30 September 2003 10:51, Oskar Casquero Oiarzabal wrote:
>>>    I'm trying to see the usage of the CastorTransformer with the
>>>    example included in Cocoon-2.1, but I can't see any result
>>>  ( <zoo xmlns:castor="" /> ).
>>>  I looked log files and in sitemap.log I get the following error
>>>WARN    (2003-09-30) 10:30.59:161   [sitemap] (/cocoon/samples/castor/)
>>>Thread-18/CastorTransformer: Failed to marshal bean Mouse
>>>org.xml.sax.SAXException: System property org.xml.sax.parser not specified
>>>at org.xml.sax.helpers.ParserAdapter.<init>(
>>>        Has anybody tried to solve this? Is this a problem of the
>>>        castor example, or a cocoon bug in castor configuration?
>>>Best regards,
>>> Oskar

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