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JSP xsl/xml Transformer Error

Posted on 2004-09-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Hello all,

This JSP was working fine for weeks, now all of sudden this code is nto working. This is the Error:
javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: The element type "input" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</input>".  ********
When I'm seeing XML output without stylesheet its showing fine. But when I try this transform its not working. my XSL is still same which worked all this weekssss I checked my xsl its fine no error.

My JSP code:

<%@ page import="javax.xml.transform.*, javax.xml.transform.stream.*, java.net.*, java.io.*, org.apache.xpath.*, org.apache.xpath.objects.XObject,org.w3c.dom.*, com.mid.mm.servlet.*"%>

try {    
   StringBuffer reqURL = request.getRequestURL();
   String contextURL = reqURL.substring(0,reqURL.lastIndexOf(request.getServletPath()));    
   URL url = new URL(contextURL + "/resource/GetResourceHierarchy");        
   HttpURLConnection conn = (HttpURLConnection)url.openConnection();            
   TransformerFactory tFactory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
      ServletContext context = getServletContext();
   InputStream is = context.getResourceAsStream("/stylesheets/LiveResourceTree.xsl");
   Transformer transformer = tFactory.newTransformer(new StreamSource(is) );
   transformer.transform(new StreamSource(conn.getInputStream()), new StreamResult(out));

} catch (Exception ex) {out.println( ex.toString() );}

Any other way to improve my code.

Question by:princehyderabad
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Expert Comment

ID: 12021016
>>JSP xsl/xml Transformer Error
>>50 points
Good luck....you'll need it!

Author Comment

ID: 12021194
howz that ...
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 12023257
Could you dump the file that contains <input> tag?
I think there is no matching for this.
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Author Comment

ID: 12023523
hi sompol,

I hv no idea where is the <input> tag. I cant see this tag in jps nor in xsl.
Just in JSP i can find only "InputStream"

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Expert Comment

ID: 12023553
Could you paste LiveResourceTree.xsl and this resource?


Author Comment

ID: 12023636
Right now I 'm at home cant paste you that code. But 1 thing, /resource/GetResourceHierarchy is working fine with not error. I mean when I try on browse without xsl, that GetResourceHierarchy servlet is giving correct xml output. I dont know why all of sudden this is happening, I mean this jsp, xsl stuff was working fine for weekssss...

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Expert Comment

ID: 12025040
One way to improve your code is to have better error handling.  JAXP exceptions are notorious for nesting their exceptions and the file/line information can be imbedded inside the stack history.  This is my exception handler for transformations:
      SourceLocator loc = null;
      StringBuffer msg = new StringBuffer();
            .append((exception.getMessage() != null)
                  ? exception.getMessage() : exception.getClass().getName())

      while (exception!=null)
            String locMsg="";
            if (exception instanceof TransformerException) {
                  loc = ((TransformerException) exception).getLocator();
            if (exception instanceof SAXParseException) {
                  loc = new SAXSourceLocator((SAXParseException) exception);
            if (loc != null) {
                  locMsg = ":Error occured at line "+ loc.getLineNumber()
                                    + " and column "
                                    + loc.getColumnNumber()
                                    + " from file "
                                    + loc.getSystemId();
            if (exception.getCause()==null || exception.getCause()==exception)
      return msg.toString();
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Expert Comment

ID: 12025052
the exception
javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: The element type "input" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</input>".  
says it all.  The error is in the XSL (not XML).  All of you <input> tags must be well formed XML.  So they must be closed like this:
<input type...name... />
<input ...></input>

Author Comment

ID: 12046524
Morning Everyone,
I'm Back from weekend, well guys as I told u earlier my servlet is giving correct output ie (/resource/GetResourceHierarchy) when i tried on browser. But seems like only error with transform. And I'm tellikng you I worked with same stylesheet and it has been working for last weeks and all of sudden last week I gotthis error and today also same error unable to figure out.
javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: The element type "input" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</input>".
      at org.apache.xalan.transformer.TransformerImpl.fatalError(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xalan.transformer.TransformerImpl.transform(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xalan.transformer.TransformerImpl.transform(Unknown Source)
      at org.apache.xalan.transformer.TransformerImpl.transform(Unknown Source)

My JSP code is already above. And there is no <input> tag in stylesheet dont know from where it is getting <input> unterminated ?????
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Expert Comment

ID: 12051013
Can you post your stylesheet?
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Expert Comment

ID: 12056532
Would it be possible to post stylesheet since I've never seen it before?

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