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  1. #1
    Manjunath Guest

    (XML- - - )xml parsing error.

    I am trying to parse an xml file which is as follows.
    as I am new to xml I am not getting what is the error.
    can any one help me.

    Thankx in advance.


    <param-name>countfile</param-name> <!-- where to save state
    <param-value>/tmp/counts.ser</param-value> <!-- adjust for your system-->
    <param-name>saveInterval</param-name> <!-- how often to save -->
    <param-value>30000</param-value> <!-- every 30 seconds -->


    I am using following java file to parse it.

    //package com.davidflanagan.examples.xml;
    import javax.xml.parsers.*; // The JAXP package
    import org.xml.sax.*; // The main SAX package
    import java.io.*;

    * Parse a web.xml file using JAXP and SAX1. Print out the names
    * and class names of all servlets listed in the file.
    * This class implements the HandlerBase helper class, which means
    * that it defines all the "callback" methods that the SAX parser will
    * invoke to notify the application. In this example we override the
    * methods that we require.
    * This example uses full package names in places to help keep the JAXP
    * and SAX APIs distinct.
    public class ListServlets1 extends org.xml.sax.HandlerBase {
    /** The main method sets things up for parsing */
    public static void main(String[] args)
    throws IOException, SAXException, ParserConfigurationException
    System.out.println("Coming Inside Main ...");
    // Create a JAXP "parser factory" for creating SAX parsers
    javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory spf=SAXParserFactory.newInstance();

    // Configure the parser factory for the type of parsers we require
    spf.setValidating(false); // No validation required

    // Now use the parser factory to create a SAXParser object
    // Note that SAXParser is a JAXP class, not a SAX class
    javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser sp = spf.newSAXParser();

    // Create a SAX input source for the file argument
    org.xml.sax.InputSource input=new InputSource(new FileReader(args[0]));

    // Give the InputSource an absolute URL for the file, so that
    // it can resolve relative URLs in a <!DOCTYPE> declaration, e.g.
    input.setSystemId("file://" + new File(args[0]).getAbsolutePath());

    // Create an instance of this class; it defines all the handler methods
    ListServlets1 handler = new ListServlets1();

    // Finally, tell the parser to parse the input and notify the handler
    sp.parse(input, handler);

    // Instead of using the SAXParser.parse() method, which is part of
    // JAXP API, we could also use the SAX1 API directly. Note the
    // difference between the JAXP class javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser
    // the SAX1 class org.xml.sax.Parser
    // org.xml.sax.Parser parser = sp.getParser(); // Get the SAX parser
    // parser.setDocumentHandler(handler); // Set main handler
    // parser.setErrorHandler(handler); // Set error handler
    // parser.parse(input); // Parse!

    StringBuffer accumulator = new StringBuffer(); // Accumulate parsed
    String servletName; // The name of the servlet
    String servletClass; // The class name of the servlet
    String servletId; // Value of id attribute of <servlet> tag

    // When the parser encounters plain text (not XML elements), it calls
    // this method, which accumulates them in a string buffer
    public void characters(char[] buffer, int start, int length) {
    accumulator.append(buffer, start, length);

    // Every time the parser encounters the beginning of a new element, it
    // calls this method, which resets the string buffer
    public void startElement(String name, AttributeList attributes) {
    accumulator.setLength(0); // Ready to accumulate new text
    // If its a servlet tag, look for id attribute
    if (name.equals("servlet"))
    servletId = attributes.getValue("id");

    // When the parser encounters the end of an element, it calls this method
    public void endElement(String name) {
    if (name.equals("servlet-name")) {
    // After </servlet-name>, we know the servlet name saved up
    servletName = accumulator.toString().trim();
    else if (name.equals("servlet-class")) {
    // After </servlet-class>, we've got the class name accumulated
    servletClass = accumulator.toString().trim();
    else if (name.equals("servlet")) {
    // Assuming the document is valid, then when we parse </servlet>,
    // we know we've got a servlet name and class name to print out
    System.out.println("Servlet " + servletName +
    ((servletId != null)?" (id="+servletId+")":"")
    ": " + servletClass);

    /** This method is called when warnings occur */
    public void warning(SAXParseException exception) {
    System.err.println("WARNING: line " + exception.getLineNumber() +
    ": "+

    /** This method is called when errors occur */
    public void error(SAXParseException exception) {
    System.err.println("ERROR: line " + exception.getLineNumber() + ":
    " +

    /** This method is called when non-recoverable errors occur. */
    public void fatalError(SAXParseException exception) throws SAXException
    System.err.println("FATAL: line " + exception.getLineNumber() + ":
    " +


    While running this java file I am getting a runtimeexception which is
    as follows.

    Exception in thread "main" org.xml.sax.SAXNotRecognizedException: Feature:
    at org.apache.crimson.parser.XMLReaderImpl.setFeature(XMLReaderImpl.java
    at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderAdapter.setupXMLReader(XMLReaderAdapter.
    at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderAdapter.parse(XMLReaderAdapter.java:193)

    at javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser.parse(SAXParser.java:317)
    at ListServlets1.main(ListServlets1.java:45)


  2. #2
    Jim Guest

    Re: (XML- - - )xml parsing error.

    "Manjunath" <aapasthambha@rediffmail.com> wrote:
    > I am trying to parse an xml file which is as follows.
    >as I am new to xml I am not getting what is the error.
    >can any one help me.
    >Thankx in advance.
    > <servlet-name>hello</servlet-name>
    > <servlet-class>com.davidflanagan.examples.servlet.Hello</servlet-class>
    > </servlet>
    > <servlet>
    > <servlet-name>counter</servlet-name>
    > <servlet-class>com.davidflanagan.examples.servlet.Counter</servlet-class>
    > <init-param>
    > <param-name>countfile</param-name> <!-- where to save state
    > <param-value>/tmp/counts.ser</param-value> <!-- adjust for your system-->
    > </init-param>
    > <init-param>
    > <param-name>saveInterval</param-name> <!-- how often to save

    > <param-value>30000</param-value> <!-- every 30 seconds -->
    > </init-param>
    > </servlet>
    > <servlet>
    > <servlet-name>logout</servlet-name>
    > <servlet-class>com.davidflanagan.examples.servlet.Logout</servlet-class>
    > </servlet>

    I'm no expert, but I believe you will need to wrap a beginning and end tag
    around the whole thing. Something like

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