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How to validate a xml to a xsd in this situation?

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I'm developing a EJB app. The idea is that the EJB should validate a xml-stucture with a xsd.

This was working fine until I needed to put it all in a jar-file.

The structure of the ejb.jar looks like:


I populate a document build upon a xmlskeleton.
Then I would like to validate the xml-structure according to the xsd.

Before, when this was in a exploaded file structure, I could set the xsd-path as a element in the xml-structure.

But now when the xsd is inside the jar, and as you can see in the code below, the xsd-file will not be found.

So if you have any suggestions how to include the xsd for the validation from a jar please let me know!!

BTW I can just use Java 1.4

Best regards

    public boolean validateXML(String xml, String xsdFilePath, String nameSpace, String rootElementName)
        try {
            //Build temporary document
            Document documentTemp = buildDocumentFromString(xml);

            //Set namespace and schemaLocation for validation this will not concern the paths in xml sent to IC
            setXmlElementAttribute(rootElementName, "xmlns", nameSpace, documentTemp);
            setXmlElementAttribute(rootElementName, "xsi:schemaLocation",
                                   nameSpace + " " + System.getProperty("user.dir") + "/" + xsdFilePath, documentTemp);

            //Transform document to xml String
            String tempXml = getXmlStringFromDocument(documentTemp);

            //Validate the xml String
            saxParseException = null;
            SAXParser parser = new SAXParser();

            //parser.setFeature("", true);
            parser.setFeature("", true);
            parser.setFeature("", true);
            parser.setProperty("", xsdFilePath);
            parser.parse(new InputSource(new StringReader(tempXml)));

            if (saxParseException == null) {
                return true;
            } else {
                return false;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            printExceptionToFile("XML_EXCECPTION", e);

            return false;

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