Xerces Download Instructions

In the WTP Milestone 2 release, the XML validator requires Xerces 2.6.2. In order to use the XML validator you will need to download Xerces 2.6.2 and make the jars available to the XML Validator plugin as described in the steps below:

  1. Before downloading Xerces, please read the licensing information found here.
  2. Download the Xerces 2.6.2 zip file here.
  3. Unzip the binary into a temp directory
  4. Locate the jars folder under the XML Validator plugin (eg. <wtpInstallDirectory>/eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.wst.xml.validation_1.0.0/jars)
  5. Copy xercesImpl.jar and xmlParserAPIs.jar from the temp directory into the jars folder.
  6. If the Eclipse IDE is already running, close it down
  7. Restart Eclipse with the -clean argument for the change to take effect.