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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8043409

Deployment toolkit web start launcher fails when a percent sign is in either url

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    • windows_8

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      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      1.7.0_55

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Windows 8

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      Same with Chrome and Firefox (and likely IE)

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      You can see with your own URL. This fails:

      http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/webstart/examples/dist/webstart_ComponentArch_DynamicTreeDemo/JavaWebStartAppPage_No_Codebase.html?this=is%20a%20test

      This works:

      http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/webstart/examples/dist/webstart_ComponentArch_DynamicTreeDemo/JavaWebStartAppPage_No_Codebase.html?this=is_a_test

      The failures occur when the percent sign is in the URL of the launching page _OR_ the JNLP file. It appears your code is using the same validation function for both. In my case I can have percent signs in both.

      I've attemped with both the "launchApp" function in the plugin, and also with the "launchjnlp" attribute on the embed tag.

      I'd appreciate a work-around if one is available. I'm now exploring some of the parameters for the launchApp function.

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      Go to the URL and click the button to launch the app.

      This fails:

      http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/webstart/examples/dist/webstart_ComponentArch_DynamicTreeDemo/JavaWebStartAppPage_No_Codebase.html?this=is%20a%20test

      This works:

      http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/deployment/webstart/examples/dist/webstart_ComponentArch_DynamicTreeDemo/JavaWebStartAppPage_No_Codebase.html?this=is_a_test


      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      The web start app should launch.
      ACTUAL -
      It does not launch.

      ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
      Calling the 'launchApp' function fails.

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      I'd love one.

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