javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: com.sun.org.apache.xml.internal.utils.WrappedRuntimeException: The entity name must immediately follow the '&' in the entity reference (Doc ID 1347693.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version: 8.1 and later   [Release: and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Customers have reported seeing a TransformerException on the deployment tab of an app deployed on a WLS server. The error appears in the console and in the log file. For example:

Error opening /jsp/app/ApplicationOverviewForm.jsp.
The source of this error is:
javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: javax.xml.transform.TransformerException: com.sun.org.apache.xml.internal.utils.WrappedRuntimeException: The entity name must immediately follow the '&' in the entity reference.
  at weblogic.servlet.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:417)
  at jsp_servlet._jsp._app.__applicationoverviewform._jspService(__applicationoverviewform.java:131)
  at weblogic.servlet.jsp.JspBase.service(JspBase.java:34)
  at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
  at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
  at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:300)
  at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:183)

Cause

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