Bug in gnu/xml/dom/DomDocumentBuilderFactory.java?

Chris Burdess dog@bluezoo.org
Wed Feb 21 09:02:00 GMT 2007

Andrew Haley wrote:
> The problem: gcj+Classpath fails to work with Xerces2, but Sun's Java
> does work.  The means that, on Fedora, Ant doesn't run with the latest
> Classpath.
> gnu/xml/dom/DomDocumentBuilderFactory.java.newDocumentBuilder() does
> this:
>     setParameter(config, "expand-entity-references",
>                  isExpandEntityReferences() ? Boolean.TRUE :  
> Boolean.FALSE);
> but according to the specification of org.w3c.dom.DOMConfiguration,
> "expand-entity-references" is not a parameter defined in the DOM.  It
> seems to be local to gnu.xml.dom.ls.DomLSParser.
> [ http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/org/w3c/dom/ 
> DOMConfiguration.html ]
> This is all well and good with gnu.xml.dom.ls.DomLSParser, but if we
> have Xerces2 installed in our path then we will fail, because Xerces2
> does not support "expand-entity-references".
> Is it the case that
> gnu.xml.dom.DomDocumentBuilderFactory.newDocumentBuilder is totally
> incompatible with Xerces2?

Please could you file this in Bugzilla and assign it to me, I can see  
the problem and I'll come up with a workaround.
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