Serious bug in XML parser still open after 4 years?

Christian d'Heureuse chdh at
Tue Nov 27 15:06:03 UTC 2012

In 2008, I have isolated and documented a serious bug in SAXParser. The
bug can be easily reproduced on multiple platforms and leads to data
corruption, e.g. when importing a database dump from an XML file.

This bug seems to be fixed in newer Xerces versions, but JDK 7 still
includes Xerces 2.7.1., which dates from 2005.

I looked through the descriptions of the OpenJDK mailing lists at, but could not find a
mailing list for XML problems. What can be done to get this bug fixed?


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