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From Cliff1016 <>
Subject Re: Does the XML security package work with Xerces-C v1.6 ?
Date Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:18:42 GMT

Hi Berin, 

Yes, our server is indeed running with "1.6" :)  Anyway, I will try to add
2.7 as a speparate lib as you suggested. Thanks a lot !!


Berin Lautenbach wrote:
> Hmm.  Brain failure.  Very sorry :<.
> Of course the current version is 2.7 (not 1.7).
> I'm assuming you mean 2.6 rather than 1.6?
> If you really do mean 1.6 then it won't work.  It's been a long time 
> (and someone will correct me I'm sure) but 1.6 used a completed 
> different structure for the DOMNode that is incompatible with the 2.x 
> series.
> If that's the case, then you might want to try compiling up 2.7 as a 
> separate library on your system.  The libraries are versioned, so you 
> should actually be able to run them in parallel.  I commonly compile the 
> library using specific versions of Xerces, regardless of what is on the 
> system as the default, and you can configure the library that it 
> compiles against using ./configure options.  (--with-xerces=....)
> Apologies for the incorrect response the first time around.  My excuse 
> is new baby and no sleep!
> Cheers,
> 	Berin
> Berin Lautenbach wrote:
>> The library has a bunch of #ifdef statements in there for various 
>> aspects and will detect the version of Xerces it is working against 
>> during the ./configure operation.
>> The general aim has always been to support Xerces "N" (currently 1.7) 
>> and "N-1" (currently 1.6).  So you should be fine.
>> Cheers,
>>     Berin
>> Cliff1016 wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> My supervisor is asking me to implement some functions doing the XML
>>> signature. I was thinking about using the Apache XML security library
>>> but
>>> then my supervisor said that our server has Xerces-C v1.6 installed and
>>> I
>>> cannot upgrade it since we have lots of old programs depending on it.
>>> So,
>>> does anybody know if I could use Xerces-C v1.6 or if there is any 
>>> other work
>>> around for this. Your replies will be greatly appreciated.
>>> Cliff

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