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JR47345: URL ESCAPED ATTACHMENT LINKS ARE BROKEN ON A COACH WITH A DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT CONTROL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If this URL contains more than 1 HTTP GET paramter, the
    parameter/value pairs are separated by a & sign.
    Due to URL escaping, those characters are escaped to &.
    
    When customer uses a coach with the control item "document
    attachment" in order to list all attached documents for the
    current process instance, the HTML anker href location contains
    the escaped version of the URL.
    Thus, the URL is broken and users cannot work with the links
    directly
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • The '&' character is not properly decoded when the document list
    is displayed, which may cause the navigation of the link to
    fail.
    
    USER AFFECTED:
    Business Process Manager Advanced, Standard and Express users
    that create BPM documents using URLs.
    
    PROBLEM DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
    If a BPM document is created with a URL containing an '&'
    character, the value will be encoded on creation/update.
    However, this value is not properly decoded on read, when the
    document is loaded.  The result will be a URL that will contain
    '&' instead.  As a result navigating the link may not be
    possible.  Some sites support encoded '&', and some don't.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The link is now decoded on read.  When the Document Attachment
    control renders the document list, both the display value and
    the target of the href are both properly decoded.
    
    FIX AVAILABILITY:
    Fix for 7.5.1.1 avaialable on Fix Central,
    http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral . Search for JR47345.
    
    When downloading fix packages, and pre-requisite fix packages,
    please ensure the complimentary readme, for each fix, is also
    downloaded. Each should be reviewed thoroughly for additional
    installation instructions and info about the fix.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR47345

  • Reported component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9500

  • Reported release

    751

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-07-26

  • Closed date

    2013-09-26

  • Last modified date

    2013-09-26

  • 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

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R751 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 September 2013