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From "Vasily Zakharov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HARMONY-3454) [classlib][swing] JEditorPane.createEditorKitForContentType() uses wrong classloader
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2007 02:37:32 GMT
[classlib][swing] JEditorPane.createEditorKitForContentType() uses wrong classloader
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                 Key: HARMONY-3454
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-3454
             Project: Harmony
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Classlib
            Reporter: Vasily Zakharov
            Priority: Minor
         Attachments: Test.java

Consider the attached test.

It creates a thread, sets a context classloader for it, and than calls registerEditorKitForContentType()
with no classloader specified (1), null classloader (2) and another specific classloader (3).
Then in the same thread it calls createEditorKitForContentType for all three registered content
types (results 1, 2, 3). Next, it creates another thread, with default context classloader,
in which again calls createEditorKitForContentType again for all three registered types (results
4, 5, 6).

Note: try-catch block in ThreadCheckEditorKit.run() and NPE stack in the RI output are due
to what I consider a bug in RI implementation (see HARMONY-3453), and do not affect this issue
effectively.

Output on RI:

java.lang.NullPointerException
        at java.util.Hashtable.put(Unknown Source)
        at javax.swing.JEditorPane.registerEditorKitForContentType(Unknown Source)
        at Test$1ThreadCheckEditorKit.run(Test.java:33)
1: MyEditorKit@190d11 : ArrayClassLoader@19821f
2: MyEditorKit@a90653 : ArrayClassLoader@19821f
3: MyEditorKit@de6ced : ArrayClassLoader@42e816
4: MyEditorKit@c17164 : ArrayClassLoader@19821f
5: MyEditorKit@1fb8ee3 : ArrayClassLoader@19821f
6: MyEditorKit@61de33 : ArrayClassLoader@42e816

Output on Harmony:

1: null
2: null
3: MyEditorKit@5ce45ce4 : ArrayClassLoader@4c784c78
4: null
5: null
6: MyEditorKit@78547854 : ArrayClassLoader@4c784c78

The null values in cases 1, 2, 4, 5 are due to Harmony implementation of createEditorKitForContentType()
uses Class.forName(className) to load EditorKit classes, while it should use Class.forName(className,
true, Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader()), as RI does (as may be seen clearly
from the output above). This situation is very similar to HARMONY-3398 and HARMONY-3420.

The test doesn't set a context class loader for the second thread, however, RI manages to
create EditorKit instances in cases 4 and 5 successfuly. This means that Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader()
should be called not in createEditorKitForContentType(), but in registerEditorKitForContentType()
instead, and the result should be put to the registration table.

createEditorKitForContentType() may be left as it is, however, it's better be simplified to
use Class.forName(kitName, true, loader) in all cases, which is equivalent to the current
code. Also, catch statements in createEditorKitForContentType() are better be adjusted, as
besides IllegalAccessException, ClassNotFoundException and InstantiationException, also LinkageError
and ClassCastException may be thrown as well. It looks like catching Throwable is appropriate
in this case.

The attached patch addresses all the changes above.


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