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Apex 5.0 "Top Applications" Links Are Broken (Doc ID 2225075.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Application Express (APEX) - Version 5.0.4.00.12 to 5.1.1 [Release 5]
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle REST Data Services - Version 3.0 and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Checked for relevance on 21-Feb-2019 ****

Symptoms

After logging into an Apex workspace using ORDS on Tomcat, it show a list of applications that have been "touched" recently. Clicking the link for an application produces a blank page. The web server logs indicate an invalid character in the hyperlink. There is a pipe character "|" in the next-to-last character position that seems to be the source of the problem. Here's an example of a bad link:


If you remove the last 3 characters, or just the "|", then the links works properly. I can also successfully navigate to the application via the large Application Builder icon.
This error does not occur for ORDS standalone or other ORDS / Webserver deployments.

- The failure is specific to Tomcat 7.0.73.
- The failure does not occur with Tomcat 7.0.70.


Database: 12.1.0.2.0
APEX: 5.0.4
Apache Tomcat 7.0.73
ORDS 2.0

Other characters that may affect the request in a similar way are: {},#,*

Changes

Upgrade to Tomcat 7.0.73

Cause

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