Question about JDK-6925410

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Wed Aug 4 07:53:27 UTC 2021

On 04/08/2021 03:38, Frederick Zhang wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've got a question about JDK-6925410 [1] and I hope this is the right
> place to ask.
> I'm experiencing some slowness when handling XML request bodies in
> Spring. After digging into the code, it led me to [2] where it
> instantiates XMLReader upon every request. And the reason of the
> slowness here seems to be related to JDK-6925410, since after
> pre-assigning a parser via
> '' 
> the slowness was gone.
> Although I understand creating new XMLReader instances every time is an
> anti-pattern, JDK-6925410 mentioned that there was a fix put in place on
> jaxp's side so I'm wondering what the fix was?
> I tried downloading relevant sources from [3][4][5] for comparison but
> some links were broken. Then I checked out the latest JDK code [6] and
> it's still doing the class scanning but the method has been marked as
> deprecated. May I know if people are simply suggested to migrate to
> SAXParserFactory or there's another way of using XMLReaderFactory to
> avoid the scanning without pre-assigning any parser?
Yes, this has ben deprecated for many releases. The scanning to locate 
an XMLReader implementation is specified so I don't think that can be 
dropped without a specification change and/or coordination with the 
defunct SAX project. jdk-dev isn't the right place to go into all this. 
Best to bring a test case to core-libs-dev for discussion.


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