For some cases where we encode Avro data with Avro 1.7.4, it is not readable with Avro 1.7.5-SNAPSHOT post
AVRO-1295: the Java decoder is unable to discover the root definitions
Among the properties of (some) schemas that trigger this failure:
- an explicit empty string in the root namespace and
- uses other namespaces elsewhere in the schema,
- has a recursive reference to the root
A sample schema and a sample datafile with one example encoded with that schema are attached.
This datafile cannot be read with Java deserializers (and I believe that the schema cannot be parsed by the Java schema parser).