Re: jaxp 1.4 on jre 1.4.2

Matt Rose <>
29 May 2007 06:13:02 -0700
On May 25, 10:45 pm, Arne Vajh=F8j <> wrote:

Matt Rose wrote:

I am trying to use the jaxp1.4 standalone download from with
Sun JRE 1.4.2. Here is a minimal test class:

import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPath;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory;

import org.w3c.dom.Document;

public class TestJaxp {
   public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
           Document doc = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance()
           XPath xpath = XPathFactory.newInstance().newXPath();
           xpath.evaluate("/", doc);

It fails with:

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sun/org/apache/xalan/internal/
My classpath consists of this class followed by jaxp-api.jar then jaxp-

Have you read


question 14 ?


I hadn't read that but I don't think it addresses my problem. I tried
fiddling with the settings as described and set it to both explicitly
use the jaxp xerces implementation (which it was doing by default) and
the JRE crimson implementation but received the same error on each

The problem goes away if I execute it with a 1.5 JRE.


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