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Posted on 2004-04-28
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Hello fellow experts,

Have any of you seen this before?
My jsp page is placing "#text:" before all my String variables and I have no idea why?
as a result of this all my method calles are being killed.
please help
Ghost
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by:searlas
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#text is the name of a text node in the DOM.

Any DOM manipulation going on?
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by:copyPasteGhost
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there is but we are passing it into the method as a string..
so that shouldn't be the problem..
the odd thing is... if I run the same thing in a java class it works fine..
when I then take that same code and run it from jsp I get this added chaos...
no idea why...
got anything?
thanks
Ghost
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by:searlas
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Could be caused by either Javascript manipulation (which I think you'd be aware of), or by generating your output by parsing an XML tree.  Depending on the XML parser used (classpath dependent) toString on a node can produce different output.  Sometimes usefully outputting the text version of an element and all it's descendents; while other implementations may produce output like you're seeing.

So... what's involved here, XML or Javascript? (place your bets now...)
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by:searlas
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Sounds like the classpath for your app server is picking up a different XML parser...
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by:copyPasteGhost
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no javascipt
and no xml...
it comes in as xml and then we substring it to get pure string and then pass along the stings..
that's the problem...
any ideas?
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by:searlas
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You don't use an XML parser?
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by:copyPasteGhost
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yeah I know...I didn't write this code :D
but I have to use it...
you know how it is..
Ghost
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searlas earned 500 total points
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If you were using an XML parser I'd say there's somewhere in your code you're calling toString (possibly implicitly) instead of using getNodeValue().
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by:searlas
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Can you show us some code that works in a .java but produces this 'orrible #text string in a jsp?
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by:copyPasteGhost
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dude... round of applause.
I didn't even think to check about the toString..
thanks
Cheers,
Ghost
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oops..
Spoke too fast...
that didn't change anything..
I'm still getting the uglyness..
any suggestions?
Ghost
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Class.forName("com.microsoft.jdbc.sqlserver.SQLServerDriver");

            // Connection string database
            String url = "jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://" + strDataSource + ";User=" + strUser +";Password=" + strPass ;


            //Connect to dstrParamatabase
            c = DriverManager.getConnection(url);

this works fine in java but in jsp it prints out some nasty stuff like...

url = "jdbc:microsoft:sqlserver://[#text: server];User=[#text: User];Password=[#text: Pass]";

any ideas?
Ghost
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by:searlas
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Where's strDataSoruce, strUser, strPass coming from?
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by:copyPasteGhost
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it's cool you were right there was xml parsing being done in more than one place.....yeah tell me about it :D
cheers man
Ghost
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by:searlas
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Which xml parser are you using when you try it as .java?
Which xml parser do you THINK you are using when you try it as .jsp...
(what application server?)
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by:searlas
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Ok... sorted.

Good to know I'm not going mad. :-)
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great post a comment in the other thread so I can close that and so you can score more points
cheers,
ghost
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