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PI40238: ON RDZ V9.1.1.1 APARS PI32078/PI32356 STILL REPRODUCIBLE (TSO SHELL TRANSLATION OF < AND > INCORRECT)

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • On Rational Developer for System z v9.1.1.1, APARs
    PI32078/PI32356 still reproducible. TSO shell incorrectly
    translates "&lt;" and "&gt;"  to "<" AND ">", the fix is not
    complete
    
    Re-creation steps:
    1 - Define a REXX file, say 'USER.REXX(MEMBER)', with the
    following lines:
    /**                   REXX                     **/
    say "&lt;abc&gt;"
    2 - In RDz client, from the RSE view, open the TSO Shell view.
    3 - Execute that procedure by issuing the following command:
    exec 'USER.REXX(MEMBER)'
    
    The TSO command result will be '<abc>' instead of '&lt;abc&gt;'
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: 01.All RDz users                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: 01.RDz TSO shell incorrectly translates *
    *                         "&lt;" and "&gt;" strings to "<" and *
    *                         ">".                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    01.RDz TSO shell incorrectly translates "&lt;" and "&gt;"
       strings to "<" and ">".
    

Problem conclusion

  • 01.RDz client is updated to escape '&' and ';' characters,
       before the input string is encoded in xml data and is sent to
       server. RDz server is updated to unescape '&' and ';'
       characters, after the received xml data is decoded.
       Only if both client and server can handle them, they are
       actually escaped.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI40238

  • Reported component name

    RD/Z HOST

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0723

  • Reported release

    910

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-01

  • Closed date

    2015-10-16

  • Last modified date

    2015-10-21

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • FEKFMAIN FEKFMAI6 FEKFMINE
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RD/Z HOST

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0723

Applicable component levels

  • R910 PSY UI32110

       UP15/10/21 I 1000

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 9.1

Reference #: PI40238

Modified date: 21 October 2015