Re: xml -xsl transformation in java

"Mike Schilling" <>
Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:03:49 -0700
raj wrote:

i am doing an xsl transformation
i have my xml,xsl and the java class in same folder when i run this
code from java class its working fine but when use the same in a
webapplication deployed in tomcat i am getting the below error.


StreamSource source = new StreamSource("abc.xml")
StreamSource stylesource = new StreamSource("abc.xsl");
TransformerFactory factory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
Transformer transformer = factory.newTransformer(stylesource);
StreamResult result = new StreamResult(System.out);

StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
transformer.transform(source, new StreamResult(sw));

String sReturn = sw.toString();

ERROR: 'C:\Documents and Settings\hp.ln\Desktop\apache-
tomcat-6.0.16\bin\abc.xsl (The system cannot find the file specified)'
FATAL ERROR: 'Could not compile stylesheet'
javax.xml.transform.TransformerConfigurationException: Could not
compile stylesheet

pls anyone sort out my prob .Thanks in ADV---Raj

Specifiying simply "abc.xsl" means "try to open the file abc.xsl in the
current default directory". It isn't in the webserver's default directory.
There are two ways to fix this:

1. Specify a fully qualified filename, if you know what directory abc.xsl
will live in.
2. Make abc.xsl a resource (that is, build it into one of your application's
jar files) and open it using ClassLoader.getResource[AsStream]() instead of
specifying a file name.

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