Malformed URL In a Community Announcements or Custom Portlet Causes Server Error (Doc ID 1644814.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Interaction - Version 10.3.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In the Community Announcement portlet, text can be added to be displayed in the portlet. The option exists to make this text a web address link. The format that is expected is a standard HTTP URL. In cases where the URL is in an unexpected format, WCI will throw an error when the community page loads - "The Server Has Experienced an error." One such example of a URL in an unexpected format is when 'mailto:' is inserted into the URL.

A PTSpy capture taken when the Community page loads will show the following error:

 

Here is an example of a malformed URL link being added to the "Insert Link" window, which is generated from the Community Announcement portlet editor:

Cause

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