As reported by Dmitry Kudryavtsev on the mailing list, the TikaConfig class does not work on Java 1.4 even in the retrotranslated -jdk14 version.
> I would like to suggest a minor patch for TikaConfig for backward
> compatibilities with java 1.4
> Here it is:
> parsers.put(mime.getTextContent().trim(), parser);
> in constructor TikaConfig(Element element) should be replaced with code
> Node txtNode = mime.getFirstChild();
> if ( txtNode != null )
> This is important because Node.getTextContent not available in java 1.4 and
> tika-jdk1.4 become useless.