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From MaGaM <m.s.ganzeb...@rug.nl>
Subject Re: loadSVGDocument generates NullPointerException
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:32:01 GMT
Kenneth B. Harwood wrote
> loadSVGDocument() generates a call to the XML parser (component).
> According to the (Class XMLResourceDescriptor) docs, if an XML parser
> has not been explicitly set, Batik will attempt to assign one based on
> the entry in the resources/XMLResourceDescriptor.properties file.
> Although Batik installs this .properties file on my machine,  unlike a
> java application, *** an applet cannot read local files (such as 
> .properties) without explicit permission (ie. granted in the .policy
> file). 
> ***  This caused my XMLParserClassName field to be uninitialized (it 
> was NULL), which lead to the NPE.  btw, there is also a 
> CSSParserClassName field that has to be set to avoid the same kind 
> of error.

I had the same problem, but with running my application from an Ant build
file instead of your applet context. This made me realize that the
batik-src/resources directory was not on the classpath. After adding it, it
(also) worked like a charm!

Thanks for taking the time to post your solution after you found it. As you
can see, it helps others greatly!

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