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From Svante Schubert <svante.schub...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Installation directions ?
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:33:09 GMT
On 31.01.2012 20:18, Rony G. Flatscher (Apache) wrote:
> On 31.01.2012 19:55, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Rony G. Flatscher (Apache)
>> <rony@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>>
>>> Is there an URL for installation directions/instructions for the ODF toolkit
which explains which
>>> jars one needs to reference as well (seem to remember that Apache Xerces was
needed?), or are the
>>> binary jars (cf. <http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/odftoolkit/binaries/>)
totally self-contained?
>>>
>> No install is required beyond exploding the archive to your file system.
>>
>> Specific classpath requirements vary by Toolkit component.  Right now
>> this information is scattered across the different component pages.
>> We need to do a better job and consolidating this information into one
>> place.
>>
>> Here is the info for ODFDOM, the lower level API:  (look for
>> "QuickStart") http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/odfdom/index.html
>>
>> Here is the info for the higher-level Simple API:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/simple/gettingstartguide.html
>>
>> Validator info is here:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/conformance/ODFValidator.html
>>
>> XSLT Runner is here:
>> http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/xsltrunner/ODFXSLTRunner.html
> Thank you very much indeed!
>
> From studying the information contained in those URLs at least Apache Xerces (>= 2.9.1)
is required
> for all of these packages (which is fine, just was wondering as I thought modern JREs
would have
> XSLT processing abilities on board already).
>
The problem about modern JREs is that there some out there with strange
XML issues, especially some JDK 5.
The request of an explicit XML parser is a precaution to save the users
and supporters time and happiness.

- Svante

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