mok, how is xerces.jar being configured in the classpath?
The configuration of xerces.jar points to the folder where it is.
EG. CLASSPATH = c:\Parsers\xerces.jar
yeah okay, best not to do this. If you are using a war file, then in WEB-INF/lib is the place for your jar files.
Putting stuff on the classpath will generally cause you hassles