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From Violeta Georgieva <>
Subject Re: Jasper improvements/XML handling
Date Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:55:53 GMT
2013/7/8 Mark Thomas wrote:
> On 08/07/2013 06:38, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
> > On Jun 25, 2013, at 10:44 PM, Jeremy Boynes <>
> > wrote:
> > Jasper's descriptor parser (used for web.xml and TLDs) can only
> > validate DTD-based documents. I opened 55212 about adding it. Such a
> > fix could benefit from using the same resolver and cached copies that
> > Catalina does. This is less of an issue if Jasper uses the
> > ServletContext as it could rely on the container to parse/validate
> > web.xml. It would still be needed if we wanted JspC to validate files
> > standalone but there is a separate ant task that can do that.
> Jasper and Catalina need to share the same web.xml parsing and merging
> code. Violetta started on this before she was a committer but the work
> stalled primarily because of the size of patch which in turn was due to
> the re-factoring required. The first step is to get the parsing and
> merging into a package that can be shared by Jasper and Catalina. That
> is far easier for a committer to do as they can use the refactoring
> tools in an IDE rather than having to generate a huge patch and then
> wait for a committer to find the time to review it.


Here [1] is my work on the topic that I started several months ago.
We can discuss which parts of it are still applicable and I can work on
this also.



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