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I have a jar file which has a java file and a xsl file. I have to execute a xsl transformation in java using the xsl file in the jar. I use ant to invoke the function in the java file.

How to access the xsl file in Java? Assuming both the xsl and the java file are in the same jar which executing??
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  /**
    * Opens a resource file via Class info.
    * The file is assumed to be in the same directory as the .class file,
    * be it on disk or in a .jar container.
    * If the file is in another directory, the filename should be changed
    * into a relative pathname.
    *
    * @param  classinfo   a Class object.
    * @param  filename    the relative pathname from the .class file to the resource file.
    * @return             an open input stream.
    */
   public static InputStream getResourceFile(Class classInfo, String filename)
   {
            return(classInfo.getResourceAsStream(filename);
   }

// Usage:

   InputStream k = getResourceFile(this.getClass(), "files/xls/q.xls");

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by:emsenthil
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Hi,
Thanks for the help. But I am getting this exception when I run it.

Exception is : XML-22000: (Fatal Error) Error while parsing XSL file ({0}).

Ofcourse, the xsl file is not present in the same directory as the class file. The xsl file is present in the parent directory. How to give a relative path? That too to go back to the parent file? Will the relative path work in both Windows and Linux environments?

Thanks.
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   "../file"

Works everywhere: another thing 'borrowed' from UNIX.

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Thanks sciuriware... :)
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My pleasure ...........................................
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