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PM51944: STRINGINDEXOUTOFBOUNDS EXCEPTION FROM XMLTYPEUTIL

Fixes are available

8.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
8.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 4
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The following exception can be seen:
    .
    java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException: String index out of
    range: -1
     at java.lang.StringBuilder.deleteCharAt(StringBuilder.java:323)
     at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xml.type.util.XMLTypeUtil.normalize(XMLTyp
    eUtil.java:227)
     at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.impl.EFactoryImpl.collapseWhiteSpace(EFact
    oryImpl.java:548)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.bo.bomodel.impl.DynamicBusinessObjectImpl$FactoryImpl
    .createFromString(DynamicBusinessObjectImpl.java:164)
     at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLHelperImpl.createFromString(XM
    LHelperImpl.java:1486)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.bo.bomodel.util.BOXMLHelperImpl.createFromString(BOXM
    LHelperImpl.java:197)
     at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLHelperImpl.setValue(XMLHelperI
    mpl.java:1050)
     at
    org.eclipse.emf.ecore.xmi.impl.XMLHandler.setFeatureValue(XMLHan
    dler.java:2399)
    

Local fix

  • NA
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server deploying or starting applications.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Deployment Descriptors with elements    *
    *                      containing 1 or more spaces but         *
    *                      otherwise empty causes a                *
    *                      StringIndexOutOfBoundsException's       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Deployment descriptors for Java Enterprise Edition
    applications and modules are XML documents. Elements within
    these resources may be specified with a variety of values.
    For example:
    ...
    <servlet>com.ibm.TestServlet</servlet>
    ...
    StringIndexOutOfBoundsException's occur during processing
    of the deployment descriptor when the value of these XML
    elements contains 1 or more spaces but is otherwise empty.
    ...
    <init-param>   </init-param>
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The module responsible for processing these values has
    been updated to properly handle this scenario. A work-around
    is for deployment descriptors to be updated to remove these
    elements or provide additional non-whitespace characters.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 6.1.0.43, 7.0.0.23, and 8.0.0.3.  Please refer to the
    Recommended Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM51944

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-11-09

  • Closed date

    2011-12-15

  • Last modified date

    2011-12-15

  • 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

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM51944

Modified date: 15 December 2011