Serious bug in XML parser still open after 4 years?

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Tue Nov 27 15:26:34 UTC 2012

On 11/27/12 4:16 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 27/11/2012 15:06, Christian d'Heureuse wrote:
>> 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?
>> Christian
> There isn't a mailing list for JAXP here so I suggest to bring your patch for discussion to core-libs-dev as that is where reviews for this code have been discussed recently.

It may also be better to go upstream (i.e. to first,
if you haven't done so yet.

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