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PI73393: AMPERSAND CHARACTER IS NOT ESCAPED BY XCI SERIALIZER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Ampersand character is not escaped by XCI serializer
    

Local fix

  • nope
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Ampersand character is not escaped by   *
    *                      XCI                                     *
    *                      serializer under certain scenarios.     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Ampersand character is not escaped by the XCI serializer under
    certain scenarios. This causes some applications to fail with
    the following exception:
    com.ibm.xml.xci.errors.XCIDynamicErrorException: The entity
    name must immediately follow the '&' in the entity
    reference.
    This occurs mostly when the content of an entire XML tree is
    stored within an XML element.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The algorithm that handles ampersand characters within the XCI
    serializer was corrected.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.5.5.12 and 9.0.0.4.  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

    PI73393

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-12-07

  • Closed date

    2017-04-05

  • Last modified date

    2017-04-05

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021