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  1. Struts 2
  2. WW-4302

XmlConfigurationProvider.loadedFileUrls only contains the last one of urls with same file name



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s:
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3.20
    • Component/s: XML Configuration
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      In XmlConfigurationProvider, the field loadedFileUrls contains the xml files loaded. The loaded files will be checked if they are modified for configuration reloading.

          public boolean needsReload() {
              for (String url : loadedFileUrls) {
                  if (fileManager.fileNeedsReloading(url)) {
                      return true;
              return false;

      But in method private List<Document> loadConfigurationFiles(String fileName, Element includeElement), after the while (urls.hasNext()) loop, the variable url is assigned by the last one of urls with same file name.

      So when loadedFileUrls.add(url.toString()); is called in the for (Document doc : docs) loop, only THE LAST ONE is added to loadedFileUrls.

      I wrote a demo. I set <constant name="struts.configuration.xml.reload" value="true"/>
      . I wrote two configuration files: struts-plugin.xml and struts-biz.xml in my web project. I use struts plugins such as struts-spring-plugin, struts-json-plugin and so on.

      The reloading works when I changed the file struts-biz.xml in my project. But it does not work when I changed struts-plugin.xml in my project. I debug XmlConfigurationProvider and see only the struts-plugin.xml in struts-spring-plugin is contained in loadedFileUrls.

      I tried to fix it by moving the loadedFileUrls.add(url.toString()); into the while (urls.hasNext()) loop. I send a pull request in github: https://github.com/apache/struts/pull/6, and I test it running well.




            • Assignee:
              lukaszlenart Lukasz Lenart
              liang.liu Liang Liu
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