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Trouble Using Apache Xerces

Sean McGaughey

Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 11
Hi all,
I have just started an XML tutorial and I am trying to compile an example on using the DOMParser class. However I get a "package org.apache.xerces.parsers does not exist" when I try to import the package:
import org.apache.xerces.parsers.DOMParser;
and a "cannot resolve symbol" error when I try to create a new DOMParser:
DOMParser parser = new DOMParser();
After trying ggogle for a few hours the best I could find was to add "xercesImpl.jar" and "xmlParserAPIs.jar" to my classpath setting which I have done a number of times and restarted the machine each time - no luck. I definitely have the and accompanying files under the following directory structure:
What do I need to do to make this work? Do I need to change my import statement or move the xerces folder from "extras" into the main jdk1.4/src/org/apache folder? I am truly stuck on this and would greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance,
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
Posts: 2676
We have a forum specifically for XML and related products. I will move this post for you.

Matthew Phillips
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Ok. And I'll move it to IDEs because the problem is how to add Xerces into the project's classpath in JBuilder 9

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I agree. Here's the link:
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