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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Is xml-apis.jar still needed?
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 13:11:54 GMT
Hi Knut,

I think that xml-apis.jar was added in revision 395643. Here's the svn 
info entry for that submission:

r395643 | fuzzylogic | 2006-04-20 10:07:39 -0700 (Thu, 20 Apr 2006) | 4 

DERBY-1078: Move more files to 1.3 source/target tags. Add xml-api jars to
compile XML classes with 1.3. Break shared hierarchy up into 1.3 and 1.4 
JDK 1.3 now passes basic tests when compiled with 1.5.


I have repeated your experiment of successfully building Derby without 
xml-apis.jar. Narayanan raises a cautionary note about running the xml 
tests so I'm running all the regression tests now. I'll let you know how 
it turns out.


Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
> Narayanan wrote:
>> Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I took a brief look at the contents of tools/java/xml-apis.jar in 
>>> the subversion repository, and it looked as if most of the classes 
>>> are part of the Java 1.4.2 runtime library. I also tried to remove 
>>> the file and all references to it in the build system, and the code 
>>> still built just fine. Does anyone know if the file is still needed? 
>>> Or was it only needed before when we built the code against the Java 
>>> 1.3 runtime library?
>>> Thanks,
>> I believe xalan 2.7 jars are needed to run xml tests. The jars that 
>> come with 1.4 are 2.4.1 and are not sufficient.
> Thanks Narayanan,
> I'm aware of the fact that we need a newer Xalan for some of the XML 
> support at runtime. What I would like to know, is if xml-apis.jar is 
> still needed in order to build Derby. I think it mostly contains 
> interfaces, not Xalan implementation classes, and these interfaces now 
> seem to be part of Java SE. If it's not needed to build Derby anymore, 
> I think it would be good to remove it from the repository. The fewer 
> third-party jar files we have checked in, the better, IMO.

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