Name: gm110360 Date: 08/05/2002
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.4.0_01"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.0_01-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0_01-b03, mixed mode)
FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
ADDITIONAL OPERATING SYSTEMS :
Generic feature, not relating to OS.
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
There is no way to specify how classes are to be loaded
when decoding an xml-format. Instead (this can be
determined by code-inspection only) the
Thread.getContextClassLoader() is used. This is not
flexible enough for some situations. As a concrete example
an EJB can not set the contextClassLoader and therefor can
only used the class-loader set by the application-server.
I'm sure there are other examples as well.
My suggestion is to add a constructor for XMLDecoder that
takes a ClassLoader as a parameter and the instance will
use this ClassLoader to load all classes for the JavaBean
to be decoded.
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER WORKAROUND :
The current work-around is to set the contextClassLoader
when decoding do that every time one is decoding a
(Review ID: 159375)