Xerces and Xalan locations and versions

Technote (troubleshooting)


IBM provides specific versions of the Xerces and Xalan packages as part of WebSphere Application Server. WebSphere Application Server currently supports only the version Xerces and Xalan included in the Application Server install image.

Resolving the problem

How to find Version and Location of xerces on WAS V 5.1/6.0?

Starting with WebSphere Application Server V5.1, Xerces and Xalan are bundled with the Java™ SDK installation image. The implementation JAR filename was changed to xml.jar and is located in the install_root/java/jre/lib directory.

To find the version for Xerces and Xalan, use the following commands:

  • Command:
    java -classpath c:\WebSphere6.0\AppServer\java\jre\lib\xml.jar org.apache.xerces.impl.Version
  • Sample output:
    XML4J 4.3.3

  • java -classpath c:\WebSphere6.0\AppServer\java\jre\lib\xml.jar org.apache.xalan.Version
  • Sample output:
    Xalan Java 2.4.1

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Application Servers Runtimes for Java Technology Java SDK

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Application Server
Java SDK

Software version:

5.1, 6.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Windows

Software edition:

Edition Independent

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