Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spring - Xerces classpath clash!

If you have problems with your Spring application and you get such error message:

org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanDefinitionStoreException: Parser configuration exception parsing XML from file [...\applicationContext.xml]; nested exception is javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException: Unable to validate using XSD: Your JAXP provider [org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl@6d0040] does not support XML Schema. Are you running on Java 1.4 with Apache Crimson? Upgrade to Apache Xerces (or Java 1.5) for full XSD support.

you have a big problem ;) In my project the problematic dependency is commons-jxpath that includes xerces-1.2.3. If you use Maven 2 solution is quite simple:


But it could cause real problems in runtime - test your stuff properly before committing such exclusion because someone else could depend on Xerces in this version. If that's the case I don't know how to solve it right now.


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