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   Re: SAX2 fatal error in Xerces-J-1.1.1

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  • From: Greg Colyer <greg@elysium.ltd.uk>
  • To: mr_gopinath@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 16:06:00 +0000

>         I am using Xerces 1.1.1 SAXParser.  When I parse the following faulty
> xml document which does not have attribute value, the fatal error
> doesn't give me enough clue on which attribute is missing '=' character.
>         The xml document is 
>         <?xml version="1.0"?>
>         <root>
>                 <Customer cid="10" cname/>
>         </root>
> The fatal error is 
>         Attribute name "Customer" must be followed by the '=' character.  
> "Customer" is the element name not attribute name and it doesn't give
> information about whether 'cid' or 'cname' attribute is invalid.

cname is an attribute, and it must have a (quoted) value after an '='
character. It sounds like the error message is faulty as well as the

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