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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/lib xml.jar
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2000 15:29:14 GMT
James Duncan Davidson wrote:
> > What I would suggest is that we replace xml.jar with one based on a
> > suitable subset of xerces.jar.  At the same time we replace the logic in
> > which currently looks for a properties file to
> > attempt to dynamically load JAXP.  If that is not found, we default to
> > xerces.
> The defaulting out to Xerces isn't really necessary now that we have JAXP
> support in Xerces. Just use the JAXP libraries and all it requires is that a
> JAXP enabled browser (which Xerces is) be in your classpath. The logic
> should catch a ClassNotFoundException on the initial call to create a
> SAXParserFactory so that a reasonable error message saying "Put a JAXP
> enabled browser such as Xerces or Project X into your classpath!" can be
> output.

+1 to this!!!! Let's enforce JAXP a little.

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