Responding myself:

On 16 Nov 2009, at 20:24 , Dannes Wessels wrote:

I replaced my older saxon.jar with the newer saxon9he.jar (drop-in replacement) but this yields into a NPE.... The root cause seems to be "Failed to load configuration defined in".

at net.sf.saxon.Configuration.<clinit>(
at net.sf.saxon.TransformerFactoryImpl.<init>(

I normally put the saxon jars (and xerces, xalan etc) as 'endorsed' jars on the classpath.... changing that does the trick...


Kind regards


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