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Re: Zerces 1.4.2, JAXP, schema - can't validate (Answer)

I appear to have solved the problem (it was my fault) and wanted to post 
the follow-up for anyone searching the archives: the parser must be made 
namespace aware, as the XML schema definitions are in a namespace. So, 
adding the following line:


prior to obtaining the DocumentBuilder solves the problem.


At 8/6/2001 02:53 PM, Pete Sahm wrote:

>Has anyone been able to successfully perform a validating parse against a 
>schema using  Xerces 1.4.2, the JAXP, and Java 1.3.1?
>I've seen several posts regarding the subject that I have gone though, yet 
>none seem to enable me to perform a validating parse on the sample 
>documents that ship with Xerces: personal-schema.xml using personal.xsd 
>(or any other docs/schemas, for that matter).
>The following snippet is the code I am using, and no matter what I have 
>tried I keep getting parse errors: "Element type "xxx" must be declared."
>         Document doc = null;
>         System.setProperty("javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory",
>         DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
>         dbf.setValidating(true);
>         DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
>         db.setErrorHandler(this);
>         doc = db.parse(xmlFile);
>My CLASSPATH contains only the Xerces jar and directory containing the 
>class containing the above code.
>Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
>Thanks in advance,
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