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From "Kurt Kavanaugh" <kkavana...@teletrol.com>
Subject RE: embedded or server, a wee bit confused!
Date Mon, 26 Apr 2004 20:32:15 GMT
something like.... 

   public synchronized boolean init()
        String driver = null;
	  String rootDatabase = null;
        m_error = null;

        boolean success = false;


            rootDatabase = "xmldb:xindice-embed:///db/"

            driver = "org.apache.xindice.client.xmldb.DatabaseImpl";
            Class c = Class.forName(driver);

            m_dataBase = (Database) c.newInstance();

            Collection root = DatabaseManager.getCollection( rootDatabase );

            if ( root != null )
                success = true;

        catch (XMLDBException e)
        catch (Exception e)

        return success;


-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Shand [mailto:devel@intrallect.com]
Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 3:06 PM
To: xindice-users@xml.apache.org
Subject: embedded or server, a wee bit confused!

I'm having a look at Xindice and like what I see so far. However I'm 
pretty confused with the different modes of operation.

I skipped the version 1.0 downloads and went straight to 1.1b4. I did 
this primarily because I was led to believe that the architecture was 
different with versions 1.1 onwards. I didn't really want to look at 
version 1.0 if things were changing. Am I right?

My use case is this. My application is a web application running 
successfully under 2.2 and 2.3 spec servlet containers(tomcat in this 
example). Ideally, I would like to avoid running Xindice as an 
additional webapp. I hoped I would be able to run Xindice inside my 

I copied classes and dependant jar files into my webapp, copied 
relevant sections of web.xml into my web.xml and when starting tomcat, 
I get messages telling me the server has successfully started and my db 
directory gets created. All seems fine but this is where the confusion 
starts!! I'm not sure how to connect. Most of the problems seem to 
arise from somewhere in code that is hard-coded to expect the server to 
be running with the url mapping of /xindice.....

As I've read more of the docs and mail archives, it appears that I 
probably shouldn't be running the db from the servlet but running in 
standalone mode! But the docs also state:

' Starting from 1.1, Xindice is not a standalone server anymore.  '

So, to cut a long story short, is it possible to embed Xindice into my 
existing webapp. If so, should I be using the 
'org.apache.xindice.client.xmldb.DatabaseImpl' driver or the 
'org.apache.xindice.client.xmldb.embed.DatabaseImpl'? And what would 
the connection url look like?

I hope this makes some sense and someone can help me out or point me in 
the right direction!!!

Steven Shand.

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