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  2. SOLR-5532

SolrJ Content-Type validation is too strict for some webcontainers / proxies, breaks on equivilent content types


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 4.6
    • Fix Version/s: 4.6.1, 4.7, 6.0
    • Component/s: None
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    • Environment:

      Windows 7, Java 1.7.0_45 (64bit), solr-solrj-4.6.0.jar


      due to SOLR-3530, HttpSolrServer now does a string equivilence check between the "Content-Type" returned by the server, and a getContentTYpe() method declared by the ResponseParser .. but string equivilence is too strict, and can result in errors like this one reported by a user....

      I just upgraded my Solr instance and with it I also upgraded the solrj library in our custom application which sends diverse requests and queries to Solr.

      I use the "ping" method to determine whether Solr started correctly under the configured address. Since the upgrade the ping response results in an error:

      Cause: org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.HttpSolrServer$RemoteSolrException: Expected content type application/xml; charset=UTF-8 but got application/xml;charset=UTF-8.
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <lst name="responseHeader"><int name="status">0</int><int name="QTime">0</int><lst name="params"><str name="df">searchtext</str><str name="echoParams">all</str><str name="rows">10</str><str name="echoParams">all</str><str name="wt">xml</str><str name="version">2.2</str><str name="q">solrpingquery</str><str name="distrib">false</str></lst></lst><str name="status">OK</str>

      The Solr application itself works fine.
      Using an older version of the solrj library than solr-solrj-4.6.0.jar (e.g. solr-solrj-4.5.1.jar) in the custom application does not produce this error.

      The Exception is produced in a Code block (HttpSolrServer.java, method request(...), around. line 140) which has been introduced with version 4.6.0.

      Code to reproduce the error:

      try {
      	HttpSolrServer solrServer = new HttpSolrServer("http://localhost:8080/Solr/collection");
      	solrServer.setParser(new XMLResponseParser()); // this line is making all the difference
      } catch (Exception e) {

      A global search for "charset=UTF-8" on the source code of solrj indicates that other functions besides "ping" might be affected as well, because there are several places where "application/xml; charset=UTF-8" is spelled without a space after the semicolon.


        1. SOLR-5532-elyograg-eclipse-screenshot.png
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          Shawn Heisey
        2. SOLR-5532.patch
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          Mark Miller

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                markrmiller@gmail.com Mark Miller
                jafurrer Jakob Furrer
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