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Loading a Transformer factory works as expected.            

       TransformerFactory tf = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
       log.debug( "TransformerFactory class: " + tf.getClass().getCanonicalName() );


        2005-06-09 12:47:06,594 [main] DEBUG - TransformerFactory class: net.sf.saxon.TransformerFactoryImpl

in the logs.

Thanks again.

On 6/9/05, Cass Costello <> wrote:
Hello all,

I'm building a simple API and want to use Saxon at runtime for my xpath and xslt needs.

In Eclipse 3.1, I've created a Junit run configuration that includes "-Djavax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory=net.sf.saxon.xpath.XPathFactoryImpl" in the VM arguments pane.  However, when the tests run and I log the loaded XPathFactory's class name, like so..

        XPathFactory xpf = XPathFactory.newInstance();
        log.debug( "XPathFactory class: " + xpf.getClass().getCanonicalName() );

... the output shows ...

        2005-06-09 11:40:09,784 [main] DEBUG - XPathFactory class:

I have saxon8.jar and saxon8-xpath.jar on the classpath.  What am I doing wrong?  Also, , I see the same behavior outside Eclipse.  Namely, when using Maven to build my project, running the command...

       maven jar -Djavax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory=net.sf.saxon.xpath.XPathFactoryImpl

...doesn't seem to work either.  The unit test output is the same as above.   I'm using Java 5 on Windows XP.

Thank you for your time,