[jdom-interest] Base vs. Relative URI?

Laurent Bihanic laurent.bihanic at atosorigin.com
Mon Mar 11 02:07:08 PST 2002

Hi Steve,

The parser understands it as relative because you do not define the protocol 
to use.
Try adding a protocol prefix ("file://"): "file:///c:/User_Manager/UM_config.dtd"


Steve Beech wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm running a server app and using JDOM to parse my configuration file. This
> works fine from inside my IDE but when I try to run from the command line I
> get the following error:
> Exception in thread "main" java.io.IOException: Error on line 2: Relative
> URI "C:\User_Manager\UM_config.dtd"; can not be resolved without a base URI.
>         at
> User_Manager.UM_configuration.parseConfiguration(UM_configuration.java:104)
>         at User_Manager.UM_configuration.<init>(UM_configuration.java:49)
>         at User_Manager.UM_configuration.<init>(UM_configuration.java:40)
>         at User_Manager.UM_multiServer.main(UM_multiServer.java:35)
> My xml config file contains the following dtd reference:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <!DOCTYPE angel:um_config SYSTEM "c:\User_Manager\UM_config.dtd">
> In my code I create a validating SAXBuilder using:
> 	SAXBuilder builder = new SAXBuilder(true);
> 	System.out.println("SAXBuilder created ok");
> 	Document doc = builder.build(in);
> I get the 'SAXBuilder created ok' message but the doc never gets built.
> The URI given appears to me to be a base URI and not relative - so does
> anyone know why I might be getting this error?
> Thanks in advance,
> Steve Beech

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