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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4039466

X500Name missing T61 support, so HTTPS can't connect

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      1.1.4
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      The X500Name class will not return strings, such as CommonName, which
      are represented using the DER "T61String" tag. It only supports names
      which have attributes encoded using the "PrintableString" tag.

      When attempting to get such values, an exception is raised. This means
      that those field values are inaccessible.

      As of this writing, this may be seen when using HotJava or other code
      which accesses HTTPS urls ... in particular, these two web sites are
      right now handing out X509 certificates (from Verisign) with names
      constructed in this way:

      https://www.interlotto.li Lichtenstein
      https://ssl3.netscape.com Mountain View

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              • Assignee:
                dbrownelsunw David Brownell (Inactive)
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                dbrownelsunw David Brownell (Inactive)
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