Using special characters in <param-value> elements in server.xml (Doc ID 444478.1)

Last updated on JULY 10, 2009

Applies to:

Oracle Containers for J2EE - Version: 10.1.2.0.2
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

Using special characters such as < & > as values of <param-value> elements in the server.xml initially works after editing this file.  Upon deploying an application to this container, the param-values in server.xml are rewritten as absolute characters, which can break the xmlparser and prevent the OC4J container from starting up again.  Surrounding the value used with <![CDATA[]]> incurs the same character rewrite problem.

Cause

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