Looking at that "deferred-method" reference in the log message, I suspect the deployment is failing on some .tld file with invalid contents. Do you have any?
No .tld files.
That URL http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee appears in several files, web.xml, faces-config.xml, application.xml, ejb-jar.xml.
Does that help any?
My project was originally generated by jboss dev studio seam-gen using JBoss EAP 5.0.
Can you try your application against the latest AS6 SNAPSHOT available here http://hudson.jboss.org/hudson/view/JBoss%20AS/job/JBoss-AS-6.0.x/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/JBossAS_6_0/build/target/jboss-6.0.x.zip
That version contains an improvement (https://jira.jboss.org/browse/JBXB-246) which is expected to print the exact file name which is running into this validation error. See if that helps in narrowing down the issue.
Hold your horses, there is a filename listed -- I just didn't realize that's what it was
where do I get a comptabile s.tld file???
I don't know what's wrong with that tld, so can't say where to find a compatible one. You'll probably have to ask it in the Seam user forum here http://seamframework.org/Community/SeamUsers since that's a Seam tld file.
For the record, I replaced my current jboss-seam-ui.jar with the one from 2.2.1.CR1.
My app deploys now.