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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Suggested patches for resolver: Windows driver-letter paths and resolveSystem() and <uri>
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2008 01:10:23 GMT
Earl Hood wrote:
> While working with xml-commons-resolver, I discovered that the code
> does not handle pathnames that utilize window's driver letters.  The code
> appears to lose the "absoluteness" of the path, causing resolution of
> other entities/files to fail that have it for a base.

Earl, i don't know if this is related, but at Apache Forrest we
have troubles in a certain situation. The newest Resolver works
fine on Windows when we use it with Xerces via Apache Cocoon,
but fails when we use it via Apache Ant.

Last time i looked, none of our Windows developers have yet
found time to take it up with the Ant project.

Here is my reply to Norman Walsh on this commons-dev list:
Re: File URLs will be the death of me
Date: 03 Jul 2006
which also links to an issue report.

When i investigated that issue i found that Ant had some
strange code for Windows path handling in the "xmlcatalog" task.
It seemed to be a workaround for problems with Resolver.
After Norm fixed it here at Apache XML Commons, perhaps the
workaround in Ant now fails.



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