Indrek Ots
by Indrek Ots
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  • java
  • jrebel
  • windows
  • maven
  • pom.xml
  • rebel.xml

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I stumbled upon a problem where a Java web application complained about an XsltException which was caused by a missing stylesheet. Although the stylesheet existed, it was not found for some reason.

After configuring log4j to see, where the app was looking for the stylesheet, I realised that it was being looked for from the wrong location. The cause of the problem was Maven and JRebel. The following is a snippet from the pom.xml file.


The issue was that these resource tags were in reverse order in rebel.xml and that caused the application to look for stylesheets from the wrong location. As a side note, this issue was seen only on Windows environments, Linux and OSX were fine. To fix it, I changed the order in my pom.xml file.