> Dear Paul & list,
> The solution was twofold:
> 1) As Paul says, I was setting the wrong system property. But even
> didn't work.
> 2) For reasons that appear wholly inconsistent with the Tomcat
> documentation (which says anything in a WEB-INF/lib directory comes
> the ClassDefNotFoundException went away once I moved saxon.jar to
If you had to do that I wonder where were the classes that were
failing when calling Saxon? If they aren't in the WEB-INF/lib
directory they wouldn't see Saxon.
I have used Saxon and Tomcat from some 3.x version without trouble.
From a vanilla install I put saxon.jar in my webapp lib directory and
all is well.
My $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/jaxp.properties file has: