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Unwanted error messages on Tomcat 4.1 Catalina Window

Baseet Ahmed
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Joined: Dec 18, 2006
Posts: 224
Hi,
While starting Tomcat 4.1 server. I am getting following error message on catalina window:

Oct 29, 2007 3:56:27 PM org.apache.commons.digester.Digester error
SEVERE: Parse Error at line 57 column 11: The content of element type "web-app" must match "(icon?,display-name?,description?,distributable?,context-param*,servlet*,servlet-mapping*,session-config?,mime-mapping*,welcome-file-list?,error-page*,taglib*,resource-ref*,security-constraint*,login-config?,security-role*,env-entry*,ejb-ref*)".
org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The content of element type "web-app" must match "(icon?,display-name?,description?,distributable?,context-param*,servlet*,servlet-mapping*,session-config?,mime-mapping*,welcome-file-list?,error-page*,taglib*,resource-ref*,security-constraint*,login-config?,security-role*,env-entry*,ejb-ref*)".
at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.createSAXParseException(Un
known Source)
at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.error(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(Unknown Source)
...
at org.apache.xerces.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.commons.digester.Digester.parse(Digester.java:1548)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.applicationConfig(ContextConfig.java:282)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.start(ContextConfig.java:639)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.lifecycleEvent(ContextConfig.java:243)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:166)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:3582)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:821)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:807)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:595)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:363
)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:497)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:2190)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:512)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.execute(Catalina.java:400)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.process(Catalina.java:180)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:203)
Oct 29, 2007 3:57:32 PM org.apache.commons.digester.Digester error
SEVERE: Parse Error at line 22 column 19: Document root element "web-app", must match DOCTYPE root "null". org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Document root element "web-app", must match DOCTYPE root "null".
at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.createSAXParseException(Un
known Source)
at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.error(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLErrorReporter.reportError(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.impl.dtd.XMLDTDValidator.rootElementSpecified(Unknown Source)

at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:363)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:497)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:2190)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:512)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.execute(Catalina.java:400)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.process(Catalina.java:180)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:203)
...

Thank you in advance.


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Jesper de Jong
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This means that there is something wrong with the deployment descriptor (web.xml) of your web application. It is not according to the DTD.

Note that in older versions, the elements in the deployment descriptor must be in a specific order, determined by the DTD. If the elements are in the wrong order, then you will get error messages like this.

Lookup the DTD and check if your web.xml is correct.


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