[jdom-interest] Validation and Proxy Servers

Robertson, Jason Jason.Robertson at acs-inc.com
Fri Dec 21 07:25:51 PST 2001

This isn't a JDOM issue, per se, since it's happening deep in the parsing
class, but I'm hoping someone has experience with loading an XML document
that has a DOCTYPE while living behind a password-protected proxy.

The problem is that the parser is trying to pull the DTD off the internet,
even though validation has been disabled. After a lengthy timeout, my call
to "build" fails with a socket connection error.

Is setting validation to false not enough? Is there another setting
somewhere where I can set download_dtd_even_when_validation_is_false to


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