There’s a rather obscure JDeveloper bug that only effects IE7, for
af:columns in af:tables that show af:outputText fields based on dates that
are null (phew, try and say that with a mouth full of wheaties). It occurs in
184.108.40.206.0 and 220.127.116.11.0 (and all versions in between it’s assumed).
In the previous picture from IE7 if you look closely, you’ll notice that
the HireDate2 column has lost its border for the null entries. Note the other
columns even when they are null, still have a border.
If we look under IE8 (or any other browser for that matter) we see the
problem doesn’t occur at all:
The problem is being caused by 2 separate issues:
IE7 does not render borders for HTML table cells (ie. the tag) if the cell
contains no data. This can be fixed if the cell contains a tag. ADF
Faces RC includes the tag for empty table cells, except for null date
As software applications grow, a common technique to reduce the complexity is
to break the overall solution into separately built and deployed modules.
This allows each component to be worked on independently without being
overwhelmed with detail, though the cost of reassembling and building the
application is the trade off for the added flexibility. When modules become
reusable across applications the reassembly and build problem is exasperated
and it becomes essential to track which version of each module is required
against each application. Such problems can be reduced by the... (more)
A while back Gerard Davison blogged some simple examples of using WS-Security
Policies. Gerard's specific example dealt with the WLS policy
Wssp1.2-2007-Wss1.1-UsernameToken-Plain-X509-Basic256.xml. As Gerard notes
the said policy (further documented in the WLS 10.3.1 doco here) implements
user name tokens, encryption of the tokens and signing of the whole SOAP
The following post strips back Gerard's example to instead to consider the
steps in setting up and testing One-Way SSL for a JAX-WS web service
generated via JDeveloper 11gR1 and installed in WLS 10.3.1, using the... (more)
Oracle Journal on Ulitzer
Oracle provides the Smart Update utility to upgrade WebLogic Server
installations between versions, or to apply specific patches applied by
Oracle Support. This post considers upgrading a 10.3.1 server to 10.3.2, not
applying patches. As usual your mileage may vary so be diligent in checking
these instructions beforehand.
The Oracle Smart Update utility is documented here.
The general steps to run the Oracle Smart Update utility and upgrade the
server are as follows:
1) Ensure your WLS and any managed servers are not running. In turn it would
be a good id... (more)
Oracle Journal on Ulitzer
Recently I blogged about Upgrading WLS using the Oracle Smart Update utility.
We discovered that while this utility will happily patch our developers'
machines, we had h3lls own trouble trying to get it to work on our server.
After much head scratching, gritting of teeth, yelling, begging and sobbing
at our firewall administrators, without a solve, we decided a new approach
As per Andreas Koop's comment in that original blog post, you can in fact run
the Smart Update utility in offline mode, which implies you can download the
patches and i... (more)