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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.0 Manager Install -- Brittle??
Date Fri, 14 Jun 2002 00:20:44 GMT
Eric Armstrong wrote:
> There was another error I was seeing that went away,
> for no apparent reason. But it may help you reproduce
> the hang I was seeing.
> I was seeing an XML validation error on the web.xml file.
> It showed the allowable DTD structure for the web-app
> element, but careful inspection of that file multiple times
> didn't turn up anything wrong with it. (It was the same file
> I had used successfully with 3.1)
> I reformated a bit for readability, and after saving the file,
> the error went away. Strange and mysterious for me,
> but it may be another way to reproduce the install-hangs-
> and-crashes-Tomcat problem.

Tomcat 3.1 didn't do proper validation of the web.xml. Tomcat 4.x does, 
and this includes the element order.
That may have been the problem.


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