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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: [BUG] Tomcat incompatible with Xerces parser
Date Tue, 03 Oct 2000 17:48:07 GMT wrote:

> Reported as bug 191.
> Tomcat defines the org.w3c.dom.Document interface which is missing at least
> one method that is in the current DOM. This interface is used rather than
> the one in Xerces.jar. The result is a 'No Method' exception while running
> under Tomcat.
> The method concerned is importNode, though there may be others.
> I found this in an application using Xerces that I just extended to modify
> and import into the DOM tree.
> I can think of 2 possible solutions:
> 1. Change the xml.jar/parser.jar to not use org.w3c.dom path
> 2. Change tomcat to use Xerces by changing the classes in tomcat.util.xml
> I can't do the first since the source download didn't appear to include the
> jars. The second is turning out to be a bit messy due to use of a number of
> deprecated classes and instances. The first would be a better fix since any
> further Xerces changes would not cause the problem to pop up again.

Fixing Tomcat 3.1 to support Xerces is not a very practical approach.  A
solution that is much more helpful is to switch to Tomcat 3.2, which uses any
JAXP-based parser, including recent versions of Xerces.

> Thx,
> Marc McDonald
> Design Intelligence

Craig McClanahan

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