RFR: 8151542: URL resources for multi-release jar files have a #runtime fragment appended to them

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Apr 29 20:46:48 UTC 2016

On 29/04/2016 19:36, Steve Drach wrote:
> I put a new webrev out with the change suggested by Paul, using 
> file.indexOf(“!/“) instead of file.endsWith(“!/“).
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~sdrach/8151542/webrev.02/index.html 
> <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Esdrach/8151542/webrev.02/index.html>
This still needs to be fixed to compare the URL protocol without regard 
to case (yes, some of the old code isn't right but best not to make it 

>> So you are planning to eventually change the URLClassLoader spec to 
>> allow this or not?
> I think we should push this changeset since URLClassLoader has always 
> accepted the jar:…!/ URL and all this changeset does is enable it  to 
> support multi-release jars.  And create an issue to track the change 
> to the URLClassLoader api.
There shouldn't be any urgency with this change going in but if you are 
doing it this way then please create a high priority bug to get the spec 
and implementation aligned.


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