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XML Validation

Jeff Storey
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Hi - I'm trying to validate an XML document against an XSD document. I'm currently using Xerces-J. I've found that I can turn on validation by setting a validation feature and then setting a property pointing to my XSD document. But, when I run the parser, I get errors about my DOCROOT being incorrect because it doesn't point to a DTD file (I actually don't have a DOCROOT tag at all in my XML doc). I'm trying to validate against an XSD, NOT a DTD. Is there a way to do this?

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Jeff Storey
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Joanne Neal

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Do you check for exceptions when you turn on schema validation and specify your schema file ? It may be that the version of Xerces you have doesn't support schema validation.

Jeff Storey
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No exceptions are being thrown (aside from the DTD error) and it looks like it is actually validating against the XSD as well.
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