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PM08833: NullPointerException occurred when using JAX-WS SOAP handler

Fixes are available

7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for IBM i
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Windows
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for HP-UX
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for AIX
7.0.0.11: Java SDK 1.6 SR7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Solaris
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
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
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
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

  • A java.lang.NullPointerException may occur when a JAX-WS SOAP
    handler is configured, and SOAP message contains an element
    with attribute.
    
    For example, a SOAP message containing an element with
    attribute:
    
    <soapenv:Body>
    <types:sampleRequest>
    <types:sampleRequestData>
    <requester id="-1"/>
    </types:sampleRequestData>
    </types:sampleRequest>
    </soapenv:Body>
    
    When SOAP handler is configured, the following error may occur:
    
    ---- Begin backtrace for Nested Throwables
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.xtq.xslt.runtime.DOMBuilder.startElement(Unknown Source)
    at
    org.apache.xml.serializer.ToXMLSAXHandler.closeStartTag(Unknown
    Source)
    at
    org.apache.xml.serializer.ToSAXHandler.flushInternal(Unknown
    Source)
    ... ...
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 users *
    *                  of JAX-WS web services.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A NullPointerException may occur when   *
    *                      a SOAP handler is configured and a      *
    *                      SOAP message contains an element with   *
    *                      attribute.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fixpack containing this APAR.     *
    ****************************************************************
    A java.lang.NullPointerException may occur when a JAX-WS SOAP
    handler is configured, and SOAP message contains an element
    with attribute.
    
    Here is an example error:
    
    ---- Begin backtrace for Nested Throwables
    java.lang.NullPointerException
            at
    com.ibm.xtq.xslt.runtime.DOMBuilder.startElement(Unknown Source)
            at
    org.apache.xml.serializer.ToXMLSAXHandler.closeStartTag(Unknown
    Source)
            at
    org.apache.xml.serializer.ToSAXHandler.flushInternal(Unknown
    Source)
    ... ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The attribute type was not being stored when a SOAP handler
    was configured.  The JAX-WS engine was corrected to properly
    store the attribute type when processing SOAP element.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.11.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

  • ZE Fix Error, see PM16948 2010/07/19
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM08833

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-03-02

  • Closed date

    2010-03-26

  • Last modified date

    2010-07-20

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

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

    PM20956

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM08833

Modified date: 20 July 2010