SAXParseException while parsing the data

Posted on 2008-10-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
Hi All,

I'm trying to write parse XML using JAXP 1.1. I've given input to parser as shown in below code.

SAXParserFactory factory = SAXParserFactory.newInstance();
SAXParser parser = factory.newSAXParser();
parser.parse(new File(args[0], handler);

this worked for me. But I've tried to pass reference to the overloaded parse() method of SAXParser class, it throwed the following exception

org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Content is not allowed in trailing section.
at org.apache.xerces.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser.parse(
at javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser.parse(
at CMMCompareHelper.main(

I'm using JAXP 1.1 with J2SE 1..4.2. My requirement is that I get the XML as a String and I've tried to convert it to and passed to the SAXParser. It din't work. Code I've written to do this is shown below:

FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(new File(args[0]));
byte[] buf = new byte[512];
ByteArrayOutputStream byteOut = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
while( != -1){
InputStream newCMMStream = new ByteArrayInputStream(byteOut.toByteArray());                  
SAXParser parser = factory.newSAXParser();                  
parser.parse(newCMMStream, handler);

Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance for any help in this regard.

Question by:ysatyakrishna
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Expert Comment

ID: 22700204
Try using following statement to convert your xml string directly into InputStream (without using FileInputStream)  :

InputStream newCMMStream = new ByteArrayInputStream(xmlString.getBytes("UTF-8"));


Author Comment

ID: 22718952

I got it worked by getting the input from String instead of File.

Thank you,

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Expert Comment

ID: 22879156
while( != -1){

You write the whole of the buffer. That would only work in the very unlikely eventuality that inputlength % buf.length == 0. Otherwise you're going to write garbage at the end

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