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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: Using xerces/jaxp with Tomcat
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2000 04:20:20 GMT wrote:

> I would like propose making JAXP a hard prereq for Tomcat 3.2.  There are
> too many people finding Tomcat difficult to install and use with other
> Apache projects.
> It looks like all this would take is the removal of a few lines in JspUtil
> and XmlMapper.
> Regarding the following comment in JspUtil:
>     // Will try first to use JAXP, if that fails revert to old method.
>     // This will go away soon - but it's required if you want to use tomcat
>     // inside j2ee ( class conflict, bug - can't use jaxp right now)
> What is the outlook for this being fixed?  If necessary, can we put this
> code on a separate branch for J2EE?

I fixed that, the code can go away if you want.

Right now the only reason to have the non-jaxp fallback is to support the
case where JAXP is not available. I am happy with requiring JAXP - it will
simplify everything.


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