NumberFormatException in Parser()

Sean Kang seankang at
Mon Dec 21 21:51:31 GMT 1998

I encountered a NumberFormatException in the msxml package recently.  

public Parser() 
String version = System.getProperty("java.version");
Float fver = new Float(version);
jdk11 = (fver.doubleValue() >= 1.1) ? true : false;
caseInsensitive = false;

The version value is "1.1.4" and the exception is thrown when
executing the method fver.doubleValue().  

I tried to fix this myself in my own local installation by opening up
the XMLJavaParse.dsp but I eventually ran into another problem where a
certain package was not available:*  Where would I find
this package??

Or, does anyone know the cause of this problem?  I was able to use the
parser package before without this problem ( a couple of weeks ago).

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