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From Toby Saville <Toby.Savi...@ditm.nsw.gov.au>
Subject XML Parsing in Servlet
Date Mon, 23 Sep 2002 02:06:19 GMT
Hi,

Im not sure if this is the correct place to post this type of message but
ill try anyways.

Im trying to parse an XML file in a servlet's init(Servlet config) method on
a tomcat4.1 server. I am using a xerces SAX parser. The servlet has a
load-on-startup tag in web.xml with a value of 1.

When i attempt to parse the file in the init method, the loading of the web
server stops. 
The standard output prints up to:

The log file outputs up to "starting filters", but nothing else. i pass a
URI compliant string to the parser which looks like this:
file:///d:/Projects/portfolio/webapps/xml/metadata.xml

I can create a File object using this URI and look at its details in the
init method, but as soon as i say parser.parse(fileURI, handler); the
loading of tomcat stops. 

Any ideas why this could be?

Thanks

-Tobes


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