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Taking DTD from Classpath

Amirtharaj Chinnaraj
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Joined: Sep 28, 2006
Posts: 241
Hi guys

How can i make sure that my DTD hibernate-mapping-3.0.dtd is loaded from my local classpath or in other way from hibernate.jar. Inspite of pulling that one my the internet

Also i will be happy if some one explains me. what is the meaning of "-//Hibernate/Hibernate Mapping DTD 3.0//EN" in the DTD

<!DOCTYPE hibernate-mapping PUBLIC
"-//Hibernate/Hibernate Mapping DTD 3.0//EN"

Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

I'm surprised that Hibernate doesn't already do that. But if it doesn't, here's what you need to do:

(1) Write an EntityResolver which returns an InputSource containing your local copy of the DTD when it's called. The documentation for EntityResolver has an example of how to do that.

(2) Persuade Hibernate's XML parser, the one which reads the XML configuration files, to use your EntityResolver. I just googled "hibernate entityresolver" and found e.g. this reference document which appears to tell you how to do that.
Amirtharaj Chinnaraj
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Joined: Sep 28, 2006
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Iam using Hibernate with Spring. Any clues to add the custom Entityrolver via Spring configuration xml. If suppose iam using a Standalone java code i can register using


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