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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] XPointer resolution

Hi Bergfrid,

Please try to post the entire stack trace of the received NoSuchFieldError.


Radu Coravu
<oXygen/>  XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 5/7/2014 2:45 PM, Bergfrid Skaara wrote:
Yes to all of the above, you got my setup correct.

I already had xercesImpl.jar from the "OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR" in my
classpath. When I added oxygen.jar before it, it complained about
missing log4j, so I added that jar as well. Now it complains about
NoSuchFieldError: catalogEntrries

The command did resolve catalogs just finge before I added oxygen.jar
Are there any other dependencies for oxygen.jar that I should add, or
internal order that I need to tweak?

I have the following in my classpath, in the order given:
* saxon.jar (from XEP)
* saxon65.jar (from docbook distribution extension dir)
* log4.jar (from oxygen)
* oxygen.jar
* xercesImpl.jar (from oxygen)
* resolver.jar (from oxygen)
* CatalogManager.properties (from oxygen, edited to add custom catalogs)
* path to directory holding all of the above
* saxon-xml-apis.jar (from XEP)
* xt.jar (from XEP)
* crimson.jar (from XEP)

On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 1:12 PM, Radu Coravu <radu_coravu@sync.ro
<mailto:radu_coravu@sync.ro>> wrote:

    Hi Bergfrid,

    So you are using Docbook 5 (Relax NG based) and have xpointers which
    point to a certain ID defined in the target file using xml:id, right?

    One possibility of why this works in Oxygen would be the fact that
    we have several patches to the Xerces library we are using. One of
    them in particular was made to treat "xml:id" as an ID attribute
    even if it is not defined as such in the associated schema. The
    thing is that Xerces does not understand the grammar in RelaxNG
    schemas so it cannot determine on its own if a certain attribute is
    of type "ID".

    Actually we posted a bug on the Xerces bugs list 7 years ago and
    it's still not fixed in their code:


    One thing you could try would be to add in your class path from the
    "OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR" both the "xercesImpl.jar" and the "oxygen.jar"
    and make sure the "oxygen.jar" is first added in the classpath (so
    that its Xerces patches are used).


    Radu Coravu
    <oXygen/>  XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

    On 5/7/2014 1:30 PM, Bergfrid Skaara wrote:

        We have a fully functional doc environment with DocBook 5 and
        oXygen XML
        Editor, and I am trying to set up the corresponding java
        commands for an
        automated build system. I have combed the DocBook XSL book for
        related to xincludes and xpointers, but I still do not get why
        it works
        from oXygen and not from the command line.

        Error message: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException [...] Reason: XPointer
        resolution unsuccessful

        I have the full command line shown in example  23.5 "XIncludes
        and XML
        catalogs with Saxon and Xerces" on page 376.

        Saxon 6.5.5, Xerces 2.11.0, oXygen XML Editor 15.1, DocBook xsl
        with customization layer and custom rng schema.

        I use the basic xpointer attribute with fragment references to
        xml:id in
        the hrefed file. Because this is DB5, there is no schema in the
        But according to p46 in DocBook XML TCL, xml:id is already mapped to
        type ID and "you do not have to worry about fragment references
        due to lack of schema". After all it does work in the oXygen
        transformation, so why not on the command line with the same tools ?

        Rewriting all xpointers to place this in separate files is not an
        option, as our source is highly modular and singlesourced with
        lots of
        reuse across documents.

        Any advice, whether solutions or further reading, are welcome.

        Bergfrid Skaara


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