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From Jeffrey Bennett <>
Subject trailing characters following SOAP-ENV from SSL connection
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:29:34 GMT
Team Axis-

I have an app that serves as the client in a webservice transaction.  It 
opens an SSL connection to the server, submits the SOAP and gets back a 
response.  I'm using the "" setting to snoop the 
data going in and out.  According to that log, I get a well-formed 
SOAP-ENV coming back (expected), but immediately following it there are 
some stray characters (16 chars of garbage text = unexpected).  I've 
confirmed that the stray characters were not transmitted by the server, 
but nevertheless, they show up.

The upshot is that Axis then hands the response (SOAP-ENV + trailing 
garbage) to Xerces, and Xerces chokes on it.  Specifically, we get a 
"Read timed out" while it parses the trailing garbage.  It looks like 
Xerces would normally generate "org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Content 
is not allowed in trailing section.", but if the garbage has just the 
right characters, it may do some bizarre stuff.

Long story short, why is Axis delivering trailing garbage to me that was 
never part of the response handed back? Is this actually an artifact of 
the SSL connection?  If so, is there a reason why it's not being 
stripped off when the response is decrypted?

Apologies, I'm a newbie when it comes to SSL portion of this, but I just 
couldn't find any help on the net about this.

Jeffrey Bennett

FWIW, we're using a "pkcs12" (PKCS#12) keystore, Axis 1.4 and Xerces 
2.9.1 on Java 1.6.0_13

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