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From Kristian Köhler <>
Subject Work and run Offline - EntityResolving for Kernel
Date Mon, 02 Feb 2004 21:48:27 GMT

Building and running Geronimo offline or behind a firewall is nearly 
Most problems araise from the fact that there are code requiring remote 
entity resolving. The current LocalEntityResolver solves that problem 
for "Geronimo code". Every other module/ service could cause a similar 
Currently I have problems with the Jetty Module requiring a SUN schema 
file which is not found by the SAXParser.

One possible solution IMO is a ParserWrapper implementation which wraps 
the "normal" implemention. This Wrapper should be made available to all 
services deployed in Geronimo. A call to


should return a Wrapper implementation which returns all other Wrapper 
implementations (SAXParserWrapper, XMLReaderWrapper, ...).

The normal lookup mechanism in the SAXParserFactory is as follows:

* test SystemProperty "javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory"
* lookup in java.home
* test META-INF/services/javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory file

The last call could be redirected to the wrapper implementation 
("ClassLoader hack"). The other both calls couldn't be redirected. But I 
think if a user had set a implementation via SystemProperty or file the wrapper implementation should be skipped 
(warning message for the user).

IMO all services/modules should be deployed with a ClassLoaderWrapper 
which redirects all Parser lookups to a wrapper implementation which 
wraps the "normal implementation". This "normal implementation" could be 
determined via the "normal lookup mechanism".

something like that
------ 8< ------

InputStream stream = 
  if (stream != null) {
    InputStreamReader isr = new InputStreamReader(stream);
    BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(isr);
    factoryClassName = reader.readLine();
  } else {
    factoryClassName = "org.apache.crimson.jaxp.SAXParserFactoryImpl";

------ 8< ------

So all resolving could be redirected to a LocalEntityResolver.

Something like the following code could be included in the doStart() 
method of the Configuration class. So all deployed Beans should use the 

------ 8< ------

Class clazz =
Method setDelegate = clazz.getMethod("setDelegate",
                            new Class[]{String.class});

if (parent == null) {
   setDelegate.invoke(clazz, new Object[]{...)});
} else {
   setDelegate.invoke(clazz, new Object[]{...)});

------ 8< ------

I have submitted a sample wrapper implementation to jira (not a patch - 
which I will create if someone is interested) - GERONIMO-155.

I hope my idea is understandable ;-)


Kristian Köhler

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