META-INF/services/javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory not routed correctly

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Kaj Kandler, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/0.10.1 StumbleUpon/1.998
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/0.10.1 StumbleUpon/1.998

This bug does require the Java 1.4.0 or greater plug-in to be installed and an
applet that uses the JAXP lib to parse an xml file.

The JAXP classes request META-INF/services/javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory as
one possible way to determine the appropriate parser factory. This request woudl
be be satisfied within the classpath of the Applet. On of the jars does contain
the services description.

However, in my application it is routed to the server as
/plan-b/META-INF/services/javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory (it is treated as a
URL realtive to the codebase), where it does not exist.

This behavior is not the same with the same JDK and Internet Explorer.

See
http://java.sun.com/webservices/docs/1.0/api/javax/xml/parsers/SAXParserFactory.html#newInstance()
for the JAXP behavior and configuration.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a proxy server, so you can log the requests to the server
2. Call
http://www.conficio.com/plan-b/examples/quickbooks/create_account/credit_card/index.html#plan_b_player
a page with the appropriate applet. Download plan-b/bin/player22.jar containing
the META-INF/services/... file
3. See your proxy logs for all requests

Actual Results:  
a request to plan-b/META-INF/services/javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory to the
server.

Expected Results:  
A request to META-INF/services/javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory that is
satisfied from the code jar, that contains the service definition. 

I assume this has somethign to do with the integration of the Java Plug-In.
However, I could only classify it as a general bug. Please recategorieze at will.

This bug indicates to me a breach of the classpath for java applications, which
could be a security risk.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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