Marcel Kolsteren created RF-13706:
Summary: dequeued Ajax request not processed correctly if its source element
has been updated
Issue Type: Bug
Security Level: Public (Everyone can see)
Affects Versions: 4.3.7
Reporter: Marcel Kolsteren
execution to stop, leaving the end user with an unresponsive page.
The problem occurs when a request in the queue rerenders an area that includes the source
element of the next request in the queue, but does not include the form of that source
element. When the next request is fetched from the queue, JSF tries to find the correct
form by climbing the DOM tree, starting at the source element of the event. However,
because the source element has been rerendered, the path to its form is broken, and in
that is called by jsf.ajax.request in jsf.js). If that form is not the form belonging to
the rerendered version of the element, nasty things will happen.
To illustrate this, I created a very simple Java EE 7 web application (see attached Maven
project) and deployed it in WildFly 8.1.0.Final. It contains a page with one clickable
link that rerenders itself when clicked:
value="Click Me" render="@this"/>
The method "waitThreeSeconds" does nothing but waiting for three seconds. When
the link is double clicked, you'll observe that the first click is handled correctly,
but that the second click results in an Ajax request posted to the URL of the first form,
leading to access denied errors (because of cross domain scripting). The used RichFaces
version is 4.3.7.
completion of an Ajax request, stale elements are removed from the queue. I created a
patch for RichFaces 4.3.7, and verified that it works (see attachment). Another solution
strategy would be to try to find the new DOM element that corresponds to the stale source
of the event, and fetch the form from that element. My thought was that removing the stale
request would be better, because (1) it is kind of dangerous to process a user action on
an element that has already been replaced and (2) the element might have been removed from
the DOM tree by the previous rerender.
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