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PI79037: javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory CANT BE INSTANTIATED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When JDK 8 is used, the following error occurs when the
    application's jar contains javax.xml.* classes:
    
    [3/28/17 16:41:50:563 IST] 00000082 ContextLoader E
    org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader
    initWebApplicationContext Context initialization failed
    ...
    Caused by: javax.xml.parsers.FactoryConfigurationError:
    Provider javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory could not be
    instantiated: java.util.ServiceConfigurationError:
    javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory: Provider
    org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl not a subtype
     at
    javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance(Unknown
    Source)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.product.utils.SimpleXMLParser.getDocumentBuild
    erWithEntityResolver(SimpleXMLParser.java:760)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.product.utils.SimpleXMLParser.<init>(SimpleXML
    Parser.java:198)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.product.utils.SimpleXMLParser.<init>(SimpleXML
    Parser.java:176)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.product.metadata.im.IMMetadata.parseInstalledX
    mlFile(IMMetadata.java:422)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.product.metadata.im.IMMetadata.parseInstallReg
    istryFiles(IMMetadata.java:364)
    

Local fix

  • Remove the jar file that contains the javax.xml.* classes so
    that they don't interfere with the ones in websphere.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When JDK 8 is used, the following       *
    *                      error occurs:                           *
    *                      Provider                                *
    *                      javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactor *
    *                      y could not be instantiated             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    At default, WAS applications use IBM Java provided XML parser
    and APIs. The following error occurs if IBM XML parser and
    APIs are override by thrid party applications.
    Caused by: javax.xml.parsers.FactoryConfigurationError:
    Provider javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory could not be
    instantiated: java.util.ServiceConfigurationError:
    javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory: Provider
    org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl not a subtype
    at
    javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance(Unknown
    Source)
    at
    com.ibm.websphere.product.utils.SimpleXMLParser.getDocumentBuild
    erWithEntityResolver(SimpleXMLParser.java:760)
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI79037

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-03-29

  • Closed date

    2017-05-16

  • Last modified date

    2017-05-16

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 850

Reference #: PI79037

Modified date: 16 May 2017