Unusual error with MSXML

Chris Lovett clovett at microsoft.com
Tue Nov 4 01:22:58 GMT 1997

> Is there
> any public documentation on the error messages that MSXML gives out?
> Simon St.Laurent sent me some the other night, and they were a little. .
> .confusing.
> 	Here's the copy of the error message he sent me:
> Error: null(24,9)
> Context:  - <null>
> com.ms.xml.ParseException: Expected: Doctype
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.error(Parser.java:110)
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.parseToken(Parser.java:583)
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.parseKeyword(Parser.java:599)
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.tryDocTypeDecl(Parser.java:748)
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.parseProlog(Parser.java:676)
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.parseDocument(Parser.java:642)
>         at com.ms.xml.Parser.parse(Parser.java:58)
>         at com.ms.xml.Document.load(Document.java:183)
>         at msxml.main(msxml.java:48)
> 	Can you explain to me what that error represents, in terms of what
> each
> field means? It's obviously sorted in a rational fashion, but I'm not
> very good at guesswork. Any help you could proffer would be very much
> appreciated, even if it's just pointing me to some more narrative-style
> documentation (if any exists).
[Chris Lovett]  This is the old error message format are you sure it
installed ok ? The new msxml.java doesn't print out the exception stack any

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