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"Content Server Could Not Process The Request" Shown for Vanity URL of Deleted Site (Doc ID 1674450.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2021

Applies to:

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


A vanity URL was created for a page. Then later the site that the page belonged to was deleted, including the page. Afterwards, the vanity URL for the page returned an error "Content Server could not process the request" instead of the expected 404 not found.

Trying to delete the vanity URL from the System Tools -> URL shows a 500 error, with an exception in the sites.log:

[ERROR] [http-18080-6] [fatwire.logging.cs.framework] Error: java.lang.NullPointerException invoking method touch
    at com.openmarket.xcelerate.publish.ApprovalQueue.addOperation(
    at com.openmarket.xcelerate.publish.ApprovalQueue.addOperation(
    at com.openmarket.xcelerate.publish.ApprovalQueue.addCommitOperation(
    at com.openmarket.xcelerate.publish.ApprovedAssets.noteAssetCommitted(
    at com.openmarket.xcelerate.asset.Asset.touch(
    at com.openmarket.xcelerate.commands.AssetDispatcher.touch(
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
    at com.openmarket.framework.commands.Dispatcher.Execute(
    at COM.FutureTense.Common.CS.runTag(
    at org.apache.jsp.jsp.cs_005fdeployed.OpenMarket.Xcelerate.Admin.WebReferences_jsp._jspService(




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