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From Oliver Heger <oliver.he...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: XMLConfiguration load problem - External Entity not found
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:43:43 GMT
William Evans wrote:

>I am using 'commons-configuration-1.2.jar' to make it easier to read XML
>configuration files.
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>The files are not terribly complex but do have associated DTDs. Ideally
>I would like to specify the DTD location using a local, relative path.
>The problem is that when I try and load the file, I get:
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>Relative URI "../../../yyyy.dtd"; can not be resolved without a base
>URI.
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>So, after reading about a similar problem with solution posted by
>Oliver, I tried specifying the full path. Now I get:
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>External entity not found:
>"file://C:/eclipse/workspace/xxxx/dtds/yyyyy.dtd". 
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>Or...
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>External entity not found: "C:/eclipse/workspace/xxxx/dtds/yyyyy.dtd".
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>What is up here? Is the use of DTDs not really supported? In the article
>I found, Oliver said that he had fixed the relative path problem. Is
>there some other issue going on?
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>Any help much appreciated...
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>Bill
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Could you please provide a code fragment how you setup and load your
XMLConfiguration instance? And full stack traces of exceptions might be
useful, too.

The mentioned fix should be in 1.2. There is a unit test that tests
loading a document that refers to a local DTD. But maybe not all
posibilities are covered?

Oliver

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