Cant read XML file

I have a XML file which i put in the WEB-INF/CLASSES folder , but when i run my code that tries to read this xml file , Here is the snippet of the code.
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Document doc = XMLUtil.getDocument(new InputSource((new Object()).getClass().getResourceAsStream("/" + "Trial.xml")));
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, it always looks for the file in my c:\program files\apache group\Tomcat 4.1 directory.....ultimately i will be running all code on UNIX and i wont have access to directories outside my web-app , so how do i solve this issue ?? Please help
rahulkothariAsked:
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TimYatesCommented:
Can't you do:

Document doc = XMLUtil.getDocument(new InputSource( getClass().getResourceAsStream( "/" + "Trial.xml" ) ) ) ;
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rahulkothariAuthor Commented:
Nope doesnt work.....still looks in the same place
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TimYatesCommented:
hmmm...

what about if you put it in the same directory as the class you are in, then do something like:

Document doc = XMLUtil.getDocument( new InputSource( getClass().getResourceAsStream( "Trial.xml" ) ) ) ;

?
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CEHJCommented:
>>Nope doesnt work.....still looks in the same place

How do you know where it's looking?
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amit_chauhanCommented:
As TimYates mentioned, remove the "/", just use the file name.

Thanks
Amit
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anthony_castillonCommented:
I guess putting it in the same directory as your classes is a simple way to do it.  I'd probably create a new folder under the WEB-INF folder (e.g. 'misc').  In the code, I'll call it this way:

Document doc = XMLUtil.getDocument( new InputSource( getClass().getResourceAsStream( "/misc/Trial.xml" ) ) ) ;
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anthony_castillonCommented:
Correction:  It should have read:
Document doc = XMLUtil.getDocument( new InputSource( getClass().getResourceAsStream( "/WEB-INF/misc/Trial.xml" ) ) ) ;

The reason I'll create the misc folder is that I don't wanna mix up my .class files with other files.

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