JDK1.8 ClassLoader Doesn't Load META-INF/services/* From Libraries In WEB-INF/lib With prefer-web-inf-classes=true (Doc ID 2229218.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 12.1.3.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On JDK1.8 ChangeAwareClassLoader (Web Application ClassLoader) does not load META-INF/services/* from libraries in WEB-INF/lib when prefer-web-inf-classes is set to true.

For example, JAXP library (i.e. xalan-2.6.0.jar) is not loaded from WEB-INF/lib and is loaded from System Classpath.

On JDK1.7 this worked well (it was loaded from library under WEB-INF/lib).

 

Changes

 

Cause

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