RE: [xep-support] Formatting problem with XEPAssistant and ActiXEP

From: Mher Movsisyan <>
Date: Tue May 17 2005 - 00:30:44 PDT

Hello Hiral,

>1. ActiXEP does not process the sample.xml file when I drop it into the hot
folder. It gives me this message:
>'exception during formatting: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: unexpected
character after document prolog (found "W") >(expected "<") '

By default ActiXEP processes files with *.xml extension as WordML documents.
But your document is DocBook. Either change the extension of file to *.dbx
(for example sample.dbx) or change the stylesheet of *.xml rule to DocBook
stylesheet. Make sure you specify Saxon as a XSLT processor.

>2. XEP Assistant throws this error for the same file:
>Formatting Failed:
>I initially thought something may be wrong in the XML but that XML works
beautifully when I use the command line tool >- xep.bat. It generates the
PDF as expected.
>What am I doing wrong in setting up XEP Assistant and ActiXEP?

XEP .NET wrapper uses .NET's XSLT transformation engine for XSLT
transformation. There is a bug in .NET's XSLT transformation engine and it
can not transform documents with DocBook stylesheet.

You can use xml-stylesheet processing instruction to transform documents
with Saxon. For example your document will look like this.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="file://localhost/C:/Program


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