Name: asR10013 Date: 09/04/2002
Filed By : J2SE-SQA [###@###.###
JDK : JDK1.4.1-b21
TestBase : RegTest-test
Platform[s] : Windows 98
The test java/awt/datatransfer/BestFormatForFlavorTest/BestFormatForFlavorTest.html failed on windows 98.
The cause of the failure is that the GetClipboardData win32 function in Windows 98 may return a handle
of a larger size than was transferred into the clipboard. Actually it returns a handle to a block of 32 bytes
for this test. As a consequence, the InputStream object returned by getTransferData allows to read 32 bytes,
but only 9 of them are the data transferred and others are just garbage. The situation is different on
Windows NT-based platforms, where GetClipboardData returns handles to blocks of the same size.
It should be taken into consideration that the GlobalAlloc function in Windows 98 sometimes returns more
data than requested. The Microsoft specification describes this fact.
There seem to be another hidden bug in the test. The call to GlobalAlloc does not reserve any space for the null terminator
character which is copied by strcpy.
jtr file location:
How to reproduce:
Run the test in JT3.1 harness or using jtreg script.