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From "Ivan Diana (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DIGESTER-173) No way to enable schema validation from DigesterLoader
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:01:14 GMT


Ivan Diana commented on DIGESTER-173:

Hi Simone,

{quote}the better way to test against expected exceptions, is specifying them in the @Test
annotation, i.e. @Test( expected = SAXParseException.class ){quote}

{quote}the default ErrorHandler just log exceptions, don't throw them, so I in the test I
added an anonymous implementation that just rethrows the caught exception;{quote}

{quote}for test classes, the *TetsCase suffix is preferred.{quote}
Ok, I changed the name of the test class in this patch to Digester173TestCase

{quote}Anyway, there are no tests for setFeature() method in DigesterLoader, so I don't close
the issue until we'll have them.{quote}

I implemented three test methods now:
a) testDigesterLoaderFeature: very simply setFeature test
b) testDigesterLoaderFeatureError: method with ErrorHandler that rethrows the caught exception
c) testDigesterLoaderFeatureDisabled: parse the same xml file of testDigesterLoaderFeatureError
(previous) method, but doesn't make or print errors thanks to disabling controls on dtd by
some setFeature false

{quote}TIA and thanks a lot for contributing!{quote}
thanks to you for this good library
> No way to enable schema validation from DigesterLoader
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIGESTER-173
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Digester
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.2
>            Reporter: Nick Williams
>            Assignee: Simone Tripodi
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: DIGESTER-173.patch, LoaderDTDValidation.patch
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
> It's possible that I'm using DigesterLoader with the improper assumptions, but my belief
is that it is meant to be a factor of sorts for creating Digesters. If this is the case, the
DigesterLoader interface is incomplete (and, for that matter, even if it is not the case,
the documentation surrounding the use of Digester and DigesterLoader is seriously lacking).
> I originally used the following code to digest my XML files:
> {code}this.loader = DigesterLoader.newLoader(module);
> this.loader.setNamespaceAware(true);
> this.loader.setSchema(schema);
> this.loader.setValidating(true);
> this.loader.setErrorHandler(new DefaultThrowingErrorHandler());
> this.loader.setUseContextClassLoader(false);
> this.loader.setClassLoader(Digester.class.getClassLoader());
> ...
> this.loader.newDigester().parse(myFile);{code}
> However, I was getting strange errors "Document is invalid: no grammar found" and "must
match DOCTYPE root null". Since I wasn't using a DOCTYPE, I had no idea why this was happening.
Much Googling of other sources (the documentation did not help me with this) finally made
me realize that setValidating() was turning on DTD validating, regardless of the fact that
I was actually using schemas.
> I finally figured out my code needed to be this:
> {code}this.loader = DigesterLoader.newLoader(module);
> this.loader.setNamespaceAware(true);
> this.loader.setSchema(schema);
> this.loader.setErrorHandler(new DefaultThrowingErrorHandler());
> this.loader.setUseContextClassLoader(false);
> this.loader.setClassLoader(Digester.class.getClassLoader());
> ...
> Digester digester = this.loader.newDigester();
> digester.setFeature("", true);
> digester.setFeature("", true);
> digester.setFeature("",
> As you can see, I have to first get a Digester from the factory and THEN configure the
digester further before I can use it. This is contrary to the standard factory pattern.
> *Proposal 1*
> - Deprecate setValidating(boolean) in DigesterLoader and Digester and replace them with
> - Add a setSchemaValidating(boolean) method to DigesterLoader and Digester.
> - Add a setFeature() method in DigesterLoader to mirror the one in Digester.
> *Proposal 2*
> - Document the setValidating(boolean) DigesterLoader and Digester methods better to indicate
that it is for DOCTYPE validation and should not be used when using schemas.
> - Add a setFeature() method in DigesterLoader to mirror the one in Digester.

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