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Created by nogeek on November 03, 2010 20:52:49    Last update: November 23, 2011 08:54:44
My problem is simple: in my XML data, a timestamp is provided as a long integer (number of milliseconds since the "the epoch"). When I do XSLT, I want to display it as a readable string, such as "Mon Nov 01 18:08:48 CDT 2010". After hours of struggle, I found: It's not so easy to get the job done with JDK 1.6 There are tons of garbage on the web in this space (suggestions, code snippets that simply don't work) Simple Xalan extension functions was the only resource that's somewhat informative. Even there some of the examples don't work. Below is a list of what worked and what didn't. This works: <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="h... This does not (providing long value to Date constructor): <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="h......
Created by Fang on October 22, 2011 19:51:05    Last update: October 22, 2011 20:31:48
I built a very basic JSF application and deployed to Tomcat 7.0.22, but it failed with this error: Caused by: java.lang.ClassFormatError: Absent Code... That looks weird and I wasn't able to find a sensible explanation! So I copied the jsf-api-2.1.jar , which was downloaded from the java.net Maven repository by Maven, into a temp folder. And tested it with this simple program: public class ClassFormatErrorTest { public ... I also copied servlet-api.jar from Tomcat's lib folder to the temp folder. Sure enough it failed with the same error: C:\tmp>java -cp .;jsf-api-2.1.jar;servlet-api.jar ... But when I replaced the javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet class with one I compiled from source, the error disappears! Conclusions: The jar file jsf-api-2.1.jar from java.net Maven repository is good for compilation only (cannot be used...
Created by jinx on April 29, 2011 15:03:10    Last update: April 29, 2011 15:04:02
The PHP function is_callable verifies that a variable can be invoked as a function. Example: <?php define('F', 'f'); function... Output: var_dump: string(1) "f" is_callable: 1 Calla...
Created by jinx on April 25, 2011 12:43:40    Last update: April 25, 2011 12:43:40
Use the PHP function method_exists to check if the class or object has a certain method. It returns TRUE if the method exists (even when the value of the property is NULL), FALSE if the method does not exist. Example: <?php class A { var $p = 'A property'; ... Outputs: Class A has method f1: bool(true) Object $a has... Also note that C++-like method overloading does not exist in PHP. Thus there's no ambiguity about which version of the method exists, i.e., with no argument, with one argument... etc. The following code generates Fatal error: <?php class A { var $p = 'A property'; ...
Created by alfa on April 06, 2011 13:13:34    Last update: April 06, 2011 13:13:34
This error happens when the class exists but it does not match the package name. In the screen capture below, the class Nothing exists but it doesn't reside in the com.demo.io package. $ java com.demo.io.Nothing Exception in thread ... A much shorter error message displays if the class does not exist at all: $ java com.demo.io.Nothing2 Exception in thread...
Created by Dr. Xi on March 02, 2011 11:39:18    Last update: March 09, 2011 12:19:30
Some peculiarities about Java PrintWriter: PrintWriter never throws any exceptions. From JavaDoc : Methods in this class never throw I/O exceptions, although some of its constructors may. The client may inquire as to whether any errors have occurred by invoking checkError(). When error occurs, you'll never know anything more than that it occured, because checkError returns boolean. When a character is out of the range of the character encoding of the PrintWriter, it prints a question mark (?). But this is not an error. Test code: import java.io.*; public class TestPrintWri... Latin1 test result: java TestPrintWriter iso-8859-1 | od -bc 000000... UTF-8 test result: java TestPrintWriter utf-8 | od -bc 0000000 141... Also, the constructor throws a FileNotFoundException when you try to write to a...
Created by Dr. Xi on February 10, 2010 23:39:37    Last update: February 10, 2010 23:39:37
Example web.xml that includes most frequently used elements. This sample is for Servlet Specification 2.4. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <web-ap...
Created by Dr. Xi on February 09, 2009 23:14:15    Last update: February 09, 2009 23:14:15
This example demonstrates the general steps in creating a custom Java class loader. Normally a class loader would consult its parent class loader when asked to load a class. If it's not loaded by the parent class loader, then the class loader would try to load the class on its own. This class loader tries to load the requested class on its own first, and delegates to the parent only when a java.lang.SecurityException is thrown (which happens when it tries to load core Java classes such as java.lang.String ). The classes are loaded from CLASSPATH through the getResourceAsStream call. It's important to note that when a class is loaded with a certain class loader, all classes referenced from that class are also loaded through the...
Created by Dr. Xi on August 15, 2007 18:08:34    Last update: November 08, 2007 22:00:01
I had this problem when deploying a J2EE application into Oracle app server. It worked fine with an OC4J container configured in the default group. But it failed to start with an OC4J container I created. Here's a sample stack trace of the initialization exception: 07/08/14 13:32:46.34 10.1.3.3.0 Started 07/08/1... The problem was, the struts ActionServlet loads commons logging LogFactory, the log factory somehow knows that it needs log4j, but it can't load log4j since it's loaded by a different class loader. The solution for Oracle is to omit commons logging from the list of inherited libraries. Add this to META-INF/orion-application.xml solves the problem: <imported-shared-libraries> <remove-inhe... Actually, this is a quite common problem with commons-logging. If you search the web, you'll find that people have...