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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re: [Win32] Tomcat 5.0 -- JavaSDK problem
Date Fri, 01 Nov 2002 14:30:08 GMT

This is a known bug.  Search for it at

The issue is Digester's compatibility with the latest Xerces version.  Try 
using the previous version of Xerces and the issue will likely go away.


At 03:11 PM 11/1/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>Ralph Einfeldt wrote:
>>Can you verify that your JAVA_HOME is used?
>>Start tomcat with
>>catalina.bat run
>>this should echo the JAVA_HOME that is used.
>yes, JAVA_HOME is used:
>F:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0\bin>catalina.bat run
>Using CATALINA_BASE:   f:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0
>Using CATALINA_HOME:   f:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0
>Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: f:\jakarta-tomcat-5.0\temp
>Using JAVA_HOME:       f:\j2sdk1.4.1_01
>But now I see another problem with starting Tomcat 5.0 (perhaps in 
>INFO: Initializing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on port 8088
>Starting service Tomcat-Standalone
>Apache Tomcat/5.0
>01.11.2002 15:02:02 org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig tldScan
>INFO: Processed tld  /WEB-INF/struts-logic.tld 391
>01.11.2002 15:02:02 org.apache.commons.digester.Digester fatalError
>SCHWERWIEGEND: Parse Fatal Error at line 307 column 39: The string "--" is 
>not permitted within comments.
>org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The string "--" is not permitted within 
>at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.createSAXParseException(Un
>known Source)
>01.11.2002 15:02:02 org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig start
>SCHWERWIEGEND: Exception processing TLD at resource path /WEB-INF/controls.tld
>javax.servlet.ServletException: Exception processing TLD at resource path 
>at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.tldScanTld(ContextConfig.ja
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