[jdom-interest] Bug in SAXBuilder.build(File)

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Dec 17 14:23:55 PST 2004

Boris Lemus wrote:

> The build method adds a slash to the begining of the directory path!!!, 
> and of course no such a directory exists in Windows. I've tried passing 
> an input stream to the build method instead of a File object with the 
> same results.
> Any ideas  or workarounds??

I suspect you're misidentifying the problem. Likely the file is in fact 
malformed. If JDOM couldn't find or open the file, you'd see an 
IOException, not a JDOMParseException.

Also note that a file name is not a URL, and that file URLs are in 
general not valid file names.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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