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[PATCH] fop.sh/bat should use java.endorsed.dirs





------- Additional Comments From [EMAIL PROTECTED]  2004-01-01 21:36 -------
Simon,

Thanks for your explanation again.  The problem you're bringing up may actually 
be good news for us though: J2SDK 1.4 users who run FOP from the command line 
*aren't* using the Xalan, Xerces, xml-apis.jar files in our lib directory, but 
rather the internal ones of the J2SDK.  (I tested and confirmed this.)

Indeed, wouldn't you say, the fact that FOP CL has been running fine (very few 
complaints, if any) w/1.4's jars for so long would help in reducing the FUD 
about removing the XML jars from our distributions once we discontinue 1.2 and 
1.3 support?  (I.e., if we redirect the 1.4 SDK to the FOP jars, we'll lose 
certainty about how reliable the internal SDK jars are--or, learning what the 
actual bugs are.)

Also, for buggy internal XML jars of a current or future SDK--this patch would 
help command-line, but not embedded usage (they would still use internal, or 
whatever is placed in SDK default endorsed directory).  So in these cases where 
the internal jars are bad, wouldn't it be better if we had instructions on our 
website, or a link somewhere, telling users how to update the XML jars in the 
default Java endorsed directory?  That would cover both CL and embedded.

Sorry for the long post--I'm not certain on this either way.  Comments?  (Also, 
team members, what do you think?)

Thanks again!
Glen

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