JDK-7166896 : DocumentBuilder.parse(String uri) is not IPv6 enabled. It throws MalformedURLException
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: xml
  • Sub-Component: javax.xml.parsers
  • Affected Version: 6u32
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2012-05-07
  • Updated: 2013-09-12
  • Resolved: 2012-07-31
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Description
javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.parse() is not IPv6 enabled.
It throws a java.net.MalformedURLException: For input string: ":la03:73ff:fead:f7b0%5D"
        at java.net.URL.<init>(URL.java:601)
        at java.net.URL.<init>(URL.java:464)
        at java.net.URL.<init>(URL.java:413)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLEntityManager.setupCurrentEntity(XMLEntityManager.java:650)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.impl.XMLVersionDetector.determineDocVersion(XMLVersionDetector.java:186)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:772)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse(XML11Configuration.java:737)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.XMLParser.parse(XMLParser.java:119)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.DOMParser.parse(DOMParser.java:235)
        at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.DocumentBuilderImpl.parse(DocumentBuilderImpl.java:284)
        at javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder.parse(DocumentBuilder.java:180)

Comments
Verified with attached testcase on Windows x64 and Linux x86 With jdk 7u14 b10
2013-01-30

EVALUATION http://hg.openjdk.java.net/hsx/hotspot-comp/jaxp/rev/7920ead2cc75
2012-08-14

EVALUATION DocumentBuilder.parse(String uri) relies on java.net.URL to read input, and it should limit itself so. The input (uri) should be a correctly encoded URI. The hack of using escapeNonUSAscii should be removed. Note that, the same request to add the hack into Apache Xerces was extracted after it got adopted in the jdk.
2012-07-13

WORK AROUND The wor around is to download the Xerces2 Java 2.11.0 version from http://xerces.apache.org/mirrors.cgi directly: http://mirror.uoregon.edu/apache//xerces/j/binaries/Xerces-J-bin.2.11.0.zip Then unpack the stuff and put the library xercesImpl.jar in the directory $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/endorsed as described in http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/standards/
2012-05-07