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PK28668: THE DFHWBTL (WBTL_ADD_HTML_SYMBOLS) SEEMS TO BE LIMITED TO CONTAIN ONLY UP TO 255 BYTES.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • This is the same as apar PQ27891.
    The DFHWBTL (WBTL_ADD_HTML_SYMBOLS) seems to be limited to
    contain only up to 255 bytes. E.g. &MYTITLE=XX------XX where
    XX------XX may only be up to 255 characters.
    Problem only occurs when the symbol value exceeds 256 bytes.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All.                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Adding a symbol with a value greater    *
    *                      than 256 characters results in the      *
    *                      value being set as the remaining        *
    *                      symbol list.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    While processing an EXEC CICS DOCUMENT CREATE command, DFHDHSL
    was called to add or change symbols to a symbol list that
    contained two or more symbols. One of the symbols associated
    value was greater than 256 characters. DFHDHSL incorrectly
    appended the remaining symbol list to the value of this symbol.
    The problem may also occur when the CICS Web Interface
    Template Manager DFHWBTL invokes the same function
    An additional problem fixed by this apar is as follows:
    When the document domain manager GETMAINs storage for the symbol
    table block subpool the element length is defined as being
    fixed, with a maximum length of 8192 bytes. If a symbol is
    greater than 8192 bytes, then when it is copied into the table a
    storage overlay occurs, leading to unpredictable results, such
    as an 0C4 from DFHSMGF, or error message DFHDH0001 with
    abend 0C4.
    Additional Keywords:
    abendS0C4 S0C4 abend0C4 dhstb msgDFHDH0001 PQ27891 PQ29882
    

Problem conclusion

  • DFHDHSL has been changed to correctly process symbols with
    associated values greater than 256 characters.
    DFHDHDM has been altered so that the symbol table block subpool
    has variable length elements.
    

Temporary fix

  • FIX AVAILABLE BY PTF ONLY
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PK28668

  • Reported component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Reported component ID

    564805400

  • Reported release

    B0P

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2006-07-25

  • Closed date

    2006-08-22

  • Last modified date

    2007-02-08

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

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

    UK18129

Modules/Macros

  •    DESDHAN  DESDHDM  DESDHSL  DFHDHANC DFHDHAND
    DFHDHDM  DFHDHSL
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CICSTS FOR VSE

  • Fixed component ID

    564805400

Applicable component levels

  • RB0P PSY UK18129

       UP06/09/22 P E410

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 February 2007