Date Created: Fri 21-Jan-2011

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    SEVERE Parse error in application web.xml file

    As you can see, when the Eclipse project was refactored ie re-named Eclipse added name spaces as seen below

    <web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee" xmlns:javaee="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:web="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee/web-app_2_5.xsd" version="2.5">

    <javaee:resource-ref>
    <javaee:description>DB Connection</javaee:description>
    <javaee:res-ref-name>jdbc/mysql</javaee:res-ref-name>
    <javaee:res-type>javax.sql.DataSource</javaee:res-type>
    </javaee:resource-ref>

    Solution was to removed the name spaces

    Removed
    xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee"

    Removed

    <web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance xmlns:javaee="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:web="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/j2ee/web-app_2_5.xsd" version="2.5">

    Removed from body of web.xml

    javaee:

    Result

    <resource-ref>
    <description>DB Connection</description>
    <res-ref-name>jdbc/mysql</res-ref-name>
    <res-type>javax.sql.DataSource</res-type>
    </resource-ref>


    Full Error Stack Trace



    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester endElement
    SEVERE: End event threw exception
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can't convert argument: null
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.IntrospectionUtils.convert(IntrospectionUtils.java:976)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.CallMethodRule.end(CallMethodRule.java:523)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule.end(Rule.java:229)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.endElement(Digester.java:1058)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.endElement(AbstractSAXParser.java:601)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanEndElement(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:1782)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDriver.next(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:2938)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentScannerImpl.next(XMLDocumentScannerImpl.java:648)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanDocument(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:511)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:808)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:737)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(XMLParser.java:119)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(AbstractSAXParser.java:1205)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.SAXParserImpl$JAXPSAXParser.parse(SAXParserImpl.java:522)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.parse(Digester.java:1562)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.applicationWebConfig(ContextConfig.java:369)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.start(ContextConfig.java:1062)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.lifecycleEvent(ContextConfig.java:261)
    at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:117)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4239)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1045)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:719)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1045)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:516)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:710)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:566)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:288)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:413)
    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig applicationWebConfig
    SEVERE: Parse error in application web.xml file at jndi:/localhost/MSG_IMan_WAR/WEB-INF/web.xml
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can't convert argument: null
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.createSAXException(Digester.java:2726)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.createSAXException(Digester.java:2752)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.endElement(Digester.java:1061)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.endElement(AbstractSAXParser.java:601)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanEndElement(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:1782)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl$FragmentContentDriver.next(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:2938)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentScannerImpl.next(XMLDocumentScannerImpl.java:648)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.scanDocument(XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.java:511)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:808)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:737)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(XMLParser.java:119)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse(AbstractSAXParser.java:1205)
    at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.SAXParserImpl$JAXPSAXParser.parse(SAXParserImpl.java:522)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.parse(Digester.java:1562)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.applicationWebConfig(ContextConfig.java:369)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.start(ContextConfig.java:1062)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.lifecycleEvent(ContextConfig.java:261)
    at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:117)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4239)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1045)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:719)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1045)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:516)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:710)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:566)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:288)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:413)
    Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can't convert argument: null
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.IntrospectionUtils.convert(IntrospectionUtils.java:976)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.CallMethodRule.end(CallMethodRule.java:523)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Rule.end(Rule.java:229)
    at org.apache.tomcat.util.digester.Digester.endElement(Digester.java:1058)
    ... 29 more
    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig applicationWebConfig
    SEVERE: Occurred at line 7 column 19
    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig start
    SEVERE: Marking this application unavailable due to previous error(s)
    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext start
    SEVERE: Error getConfigured
    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext start
    SEVERE: Context [/MSG_IMan_WAR] startup failed due to previous errors
    21-Jan-2011 12:42:12 org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol start

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