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From Derek Broughton <>
Subject Re: disable validation of validator.xml & validator-rules.xml
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2004 14:04:53 GMT
On Wednesday 01 December 2004 08:36, Joe Germuska wrote:
> Ultimately, this is the responsibility of the commons-validator
> library which Struts uses.  For each config file, a
> "ValidatorResources" object is constructed.  This object uses
> commons-digester to process the XML config.
> This object exposes no way to turn off validation, but it does make
> use of Digester's facility for registering DTDs against copies in the
> classpath.  If your file uses one of the DTDs listed in
> the"registrations" array in ValidatorResources (see source at above
> URL) then you won't have any problem.  From a brief glance, I wonder
> if some new registrations need to be added?  If you have time to
> check, perhaps you could file a bug against commons-validator at
> For the near term, the suggestion of specifying an alternate local
> URL for the DTD is probably best.

I had the same problem last week, and the simplest solution is to make sure 
you have the latest commons-validator jar.  1.1.3 validates properly against 
the DTD in the jar file, rather than needing to go to the web.

(But thanks for the more detailed explanation of _why_ going to 1.1.3 worked 
for me, Joe)

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