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From "Carlos M. S. Bento Nogueira" <>
Subject Exception: Saxon requires an XML parser that reports the QName of each element
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2005 14:05:36 GMT
Hello cocoon users!
I'm forwarding a msg i sent to the mulberrytech xsl 
list. Although i believed this is a xsl question, from Michael Kay words i 
believe some help is necessary from the cocoon list as well.
Note that i'm using a xsl files from the cforms examples provided with 


> Hello xsl users.
> I'm using saxon8 with cocoon 2.1.7. and i can't get rid of
> the following
> exception:
> org.xml.sax.SAXException: Saxon requires an XML parser that
> reports the
> QName of each element
> Browsing the web and i found this never answered post in the cocoon
> mailing list:
> and an incomplete tip to solve the problem at:
> When and how should i use the fn:escape-uri ?? I believe this
> is a pure xsl problem so i posted this question here.
> TIA,
> CarlosN.
> ps: No i can't use other parser...

Michael Kay stated the following :

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 08:55:19 +0100
>From: Michael Kay <>
>Subject: RE: [xsl] Exception: Saxon requires an XML parser that reports 
>the QName of each element
>Ignore the advice to use escape-uri(), it's irrelevant.
>The SAX2 specification defines the method (in class ContentHandler)
>	startElement(String uri, String localName, String qName, 
>and states that if the namespaces-prefixes property is false (which it 
>then the qName argument is optional. All mainstream XML parsers, however,
>supply the qName attribute, and since it would be quite expensive for 
>to remember all the namespace prefixes just in case the qName is omitted
>(and quite hard to find a parser to test this against), Saxon instead 
>on the parser supplying this argument, and reports a failure if it is not
>To get to the bottom of this we need to find out what the "XML parser" 
>The chances are that it's not a real XML parser, but some kind of filter
>that's filtering the events from the real XML parser. Perhaps it can be
>easily changed to report the qName.
>I'm afraid I don't know enough about Cocoon to advise on how to 
>this further.
>Michael Kay

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