[jdom-interest] JDK 1.4beta1 issue

Chris Burkey cburkey at einnovation.com
Mon May 28 19:56:07 PDT 2001

Hi All,

Here is an FYI related to JDK 1.4 beta1 and XML parsing.

The bug is in here: XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader(...) and will cause 
you to receive a class not found exception. Even if you DO have xerces in 
the classpath.

Here are the relevant details and work around:

The good news is that, in recent versions of JDOM (SAXBuilder), 
XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader(...) is no longer the default way to load 
the parser. Thus JDOM is not affected by the bug.

Christopher Burkey		cburkey at einnovation.com	
President		 	513-542-3401
eInnovation Inc. 		http://einnovation.com

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