During Upgrade to Sites 7.6.2 Managed Server Fails to Start With Error "VALIDATION PROBLEMS WERE FOUND"

(Doc ID 2012127.1)

Last updated on JULY 07, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 7.6.2 to 7.6.2 [Release FatWire]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While performing an upgrade from Sites 7.6 to 7.6.2, at the point where the cs.war needs to be deployed and the server started, the managed server does not start, and the log shows exceptions:

<May 11, 2015 7:04:40 PM EDT> <Error> <J2EE> <BEA-160197> <Unable to load descriptor /manualDeployDir/cs.war/WEB-INF/web.xml of module cs.war. The error is weblogic.descriptor.DescriptorException: VALIDATION PROBLEMS WERE FOUND
  problem: cvc-datatype-valid.1.1: string value '' does not match pattern for war-pathType in namespace http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee:<null>
  problem: cvc-datatype-valid.1.1: string value '' does not match pattern for war-pathType in namespace http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee:<null>
    at weblogic.descriptor.internal.MarshallerFactory$1.evaluateResults(MarshallerFactory.java:234)
    at weblogic.descriptor.internal.MarshallerFactory$1.evaluateResults(MarshallerFactory.java:221)
    at weblogic.descriptor.internal.MarshallerFactory$1.createDescriptor(MarshallerFactory.java:146)
    at weblogic.descriptor.BasicDescriptorManager.createDescriptor(BasicDescriptorManager.java:306)
    at weblogic.application.descriptor.AbstractDescriptorLoader2.getDescriptorBeanFromReader(AbstractDescriptorLoader2.java:788)
    at weblogic.application.descriptor.AbstractDescriptorLoader2.createDescriptorBean(AbstractDescriptorLoader2.java:409)
    at weblogic.application.descriptor.AbstractDescriptorLoader2.loadDescriptorBeanWithoutPlan(AbstractDescriptorLoader2.java:759)
    at weblogic.application.descriptor.AbstractDescriptorLoader2.loadDescriptorBean(AbstractDescriptorLoader2.java:768)
    at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppDescriptor.getWebAppBean(WebAppDescriptor.java:141)
...

Cause

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