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Subject: Re: [xsl] Getting info of runtime failure in saxon environment
From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:12:19 -0500

Hi Karl,

There are many ways to parse XML files, checking them for
well-formedness and detecting this kind of error; yours isn't really
an XSLT problem.

If Xerces doesn't report a location to Saxon, then Saxon can't report
it to you. The solution is to parse your files with another utility
before running them, to determine which ones are (not) actually XML.

Saxon's interface to the collection() function offers an
"on-error=ignore" option, which should mitigate your problem running
the XSLT. But it won't locate the broken file.

I hope this helps,

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 4:25 AM, Karlmarx R <karlmarxr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello List,
> I running my xsl-xml conversion using Saxon processor in java, called from
command line using a batch file that contains "java -jar saxon9.jar ...". The
source XML comes with some invalid byte char that results in error.
> Error at xsl:for-each on line 61 of xxx.xsl:
> com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.io.MalformedByteSequenceException:
Invalid byte 1
> of 1-byte UTF-8 sequence.
> Transformation failed: Run-time errors were reported
> The above error showing xsl line number is of not much use, but for
information purpose, the for-each statement trries to process files of a
collection. Exampple code:
>    <xsl:variable name="inputFiles"
>    <xsl:for-each select="$inputFiles">
> What I need is some information giving clue which line of XML data results
in this error, like say "in xml...line number n char x fails.." sort of
message that will make it easy to identify xml error without the need of using
specialised  tools. Is this possible? I am still reading the documents in
saxonica and read "An error reported by the XML parser is generally fatal. It
is not possible to process ill-formed XML." statement but any possible
solution would be of great help. FYI, I did identified and corrected the
source xml using specialised  xml tools, but going forward we need to use
command line option which could be used by someone with basic xml knowledge.
> Thanks in adv,
> Karl

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