Release Notes for AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5




Release Notes Overview


Version 6.5

Version 6.5- released August 2008

These release notes cover all releases of AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5, including hotfixes and maintenance packs. For information on a particular release, please go to the appropriate section of these release notes.

Release notes are occasionally updated after the release date. For the most up-to-date release notes, go to


Refer to the Interoperability page in the Product Center at for the latest information on supported operating systems, application servers, databases, and browsers.

At the time of release, AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5 supports the following:

  • Operating Systems: AIX 5.3 (on POWER3, POWER4, POWER5); HP-UX 11i V2 (on Itanium); RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 update 3 (on x86); Solaris 8, 9, and 10 (on SPARC); SUSE Enterprise Linux 9 (on x86); Windows Server 2003 SP2 (on x86)
  • Databases: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (with 2000 Compatibility Level), Oracle 9i ( and above), Oracle 10g ( and above), Oracle 10g R2 ( and above)
  • Browsers: Administrative Use - Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0; Contributing Use - Firefox 1.5, 2.0; Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0; Netscape 7.2; Browsing Use - Firefox 1.5, 2.0; Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0; Netscape 7.2, 8.0; Safari 2.0

Supported BEA Products

Refer to the Interoperability page in the Product Center at for the latest information on supported BEA products.

At the time of release, AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5 supports the following:

  • AquaLogic Interaction 6.1 MP1
  • AquaLogic Interaction 6.5
  • AquaLogic Interaction 6.5 MP1


The following product documentation is available for download from

Document Title and File Name

Document Description

Installation and Upgrade Guide for BEA AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5


Provides instructions to install and upgrade the components of AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5.

Administrator Guide for BEA AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5


Provides information for performing initial and ongoing administrative tasks for AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5.

Online Help

To access online help, click the Help icon in any Publisher portlet or Publisher Explorer.

The online help describes the attributes available to customize the content and format of each report and portlet.


New Features

  • AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5 provides new Rich Text Editor
  • AquaLogic Interaction Publisher 6.5 provides spell check functionality 

Issues Addressed

  • When choosing to "link to image" in the Rich Text Editor, and browsing to an image content item, the image shows as a placeholder, and the URL is incorrect. (Issue #57294)
  • When a number of content items based on a date entry template with an image property use the same image file, a problem occurs when the content item is edited and the image is deleted. The image is deleted from the most recently created item and not necessarily the item you are deleting it from. (Issue #66303)
  • Rich Text Editor does not handle image URLs properly after implementation of alternate image publishing targets feature. (Issue# 45097)
  • When a user opens up a content item with 8 long rich text input fields, user will be faced with up to a 30 second wait time before the content item fully renders. (Issue# 48484)
  • Adaptive Tag is broken in Rich Text Editor at switching WYSIWIG to HTML editor. (Issue #54748)
  • When content property LTCUseRelativeURLs=false, users with Submitter or Contributor roles do not have permission to write at "publish" folder. Therefore the image doesn't upload and it doesn't see in content item editor. (Issue #55650)
  • Rich Text Editor can not change font size without select string. (Issue# 57425)
  • IContentItem isPublished() returns false when content item is published then it is checked in. (Issue #56229)
  • Publisher Help for Content Security has incorrect links. (Issue #62257)
  • Javascript error is consistently generated by the drop-down menu in the rich text control when using IE7. (Issue #61515)
  • Check-in times can be lengthy if the content item in question contains a selection list shared by many other content items. (Issue #65791)
  • Hyperlinks within the rich text controll can become malformed if the Aqua Logic Interaction and Publisher are installed on the same machine. (Issue #66808)
  • java.sql.SQLException's can occur when two (or more threads) attempt to publish the same item simultaneously. (Issue #62588)
  • Publisher content is accessed via a redirect.jsp page which AquaLogic Interaction does not cache. This can cause major performance problems. (Issue #48758)
  • Part of date-picker control remains in rich-text field after closing or selecting date when adding a new content item when using browser IE6 SP1 (Issue #56118)
  • Rich Text Editor does not properly handle inline javascript to spawn a pop up window. (Issue #54903)
  • NotAvailableException thrown when publisher crawler comes across unpublished items. (Issue #53621)
  • Producers can delete folders from the top-level in Publisher Explorer, even though that is supposed to only be allowed for Administrators and Folder Administrators. (Issue #61806)
  • A double slash (//) shows up in some Publisher links to images and JavaScript. (Issue # 62321)
  • When you publish a document to the Knowledge Directory, it uses the description as the filename. (Issue #62669)
  • Publisher Explorer is slow when there are lots of folders (50+) on the left-hand side. (Issue #64155)
  • An encoded URl in anchor tag (href) converts garble link when Rich Text Editor uses html mode. (Issue #54046)
  • When setting "Allow content items not in workflow to be published" is turned on, items which are in the midst of a workflow activity will be published via a schedule. (Issue #54781)
  • Rich Text Control does not support anchor tags '#' in <a href=#</a> links. (Issue #55759)
  • Content Items are not sorted in any order (either ascending or descending) in community directory portlets. (Issue #52754)
  • In a clustered environment, published_content_noredirect.jsp fails to proxy the entirety of the published content page. (Issue #60272)
  • Server.xml does not allow user to define the MaxHttpHeaderSize. (Issue #60168)
  • The JRE in the Embedded App Server for Publisher does not have the updated Daylight Saving Time rules for 2007. (Issue #56175)
  • Rich Text Editor prepends relative urls with the portal's hostname (whichever hostname is used to access the portal/CSE) in security mode 2. This behavior does not occur in security mode 0. (Issue #47715)
  • If all portal components including Publisher 6.5 are installed on one server and the LTCUseRelativeURLs value in is set to true, links to portal pages are altered by the Rich Text Editor, and the servername is removed. (Issue #47930)
  • Picking an image using the popup image picker dialog in the Rich Text Editor will doubly-encode URLs with non-ascii characters. (Issue #48072)
  • When uploading an image when creating a content item based on a data entry template with an image "property" defined, when the content item is published, the image is not published to the alternate publishing target set for images. (Issue #44968)
  • Request to widen the breadth of "handcrafted" html that the editor will support. (Issue #47665)
  • Only "Time", "Page Name" & Community name" transformer tags display the value. (Issue #42867)
  • Undo icon in Rich Text Editor bar is disabled even after entering data into rich text area. (Issue #58292)
  • The color picker in Rich Text Editor takes too long to come up, making it appear that the first click didn't work. (Issue #62791)

Known Issues

  • If you don't Expire an item before you Delete it, it leaves it on the publishing target, with no way to remove it later. (Issue# 61879)
  • Publisher 6.5 uninstaller in Windows 2003 leaves behind certain files and folders during uninstallation, and this is expected. (Issue #67829)
  • Large Rich Text Field Data truncated when you edit with Firefox. (Issue #48590)
  • FireFox removes spaces from text when using the Rich Text Editor. (Issue #56436)
  • When a content item is renamed and published to a share, and then crawled into the portal, they get duplicate items with different names. (Issue #27596)
  • Created date field shows "1/1/00" when viewed through a snapshot query. (Issue #62764)
  • No mechanism to re-publish all content items after upgrading AquaLogic Interaction from 5.0/6.0 to 6.1/6.5. (Issue #65652)
  • "File" type content items cannot be published from workflow. (Issue #68197)
  • The published date is not displayed, when the "pcs tag" is inserted in news article presentation template. (Issue #68206)
  • News content item popup window is not resizable with IE 7. (Issue #68037)
  • Publishing a content item does not always set the item to status "Publish" the first time. The status is set to "Publish" the second time the publish is attempted. (Issue #54749)
  • It is not possible to re-publish an item to a Knowledge Directory folder different than the folder to which the item was originally published. (Issue #45903)
  • Object category names containing spaces and non-ASCII characters on the Advanced Settings screen of the portlet configuration editor for published content portlets are not properly escaped. (Issue #46013)
  • A user with Read access (a Submitter) should be able to browse (view) folders, but should NOT be able to select them using a radio-button function in a Folder Picker. (Issue #65342)
  • While constructing Snapshot Query from Publisher repository there should be option for "Restrict to Selected Folders". (Issue #67105)
  • Data Entry Templates and Presentation Templates are not showing up in Publisher Explorer Search.  (Issue #67179)
  • Move Content Items is not moving images which are uploaded as part of Content Item creation. (Issue #67405)
  • A notification e-mail is not sent to a Initiator, when rejecting a content in second activities. (Issue #63132)
  • Child folders with empty ACLs and whose inheritance settings are disabled automatically revert to inheriting security from parent folders. (Issue #46676)
  • Content items published to the Knowledge Directory with a comma in their name appear to be published into multiple folders. (Issue #46868)
  • Object migration is not supported in Firefox. (Issue #47500)
  • On UNIX systems, locale information is not being set correctly in the Publisher service.conf file. To enable UTF-8 characters, the following modifications need to be made to the $PT_HOME/ptcs/6.2/settings/service.conf file. (Issue #48284)


    On Solaris and Linux environments:
    1) Modify the line starting with "set.LANG" to read set.LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    2) Modify the line starting with "set.LC_CTYPE" to read set.LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

    On AIX:
    1) Modify the line starting with "set.LANG" to read set.LANG=EN_US.UTF-8
    2) Modify the line starting with "set.LC_CTYPE" to read set.LC_CTYPE=EN_US.UTF-8

    Also, verify that any operating system patches needed to support UTF-8 characters have been installed.
  • Previewing folders gives a 404 error when directory browsing is disabled. (Issue #48505)
  • Chinese Taiwan help files are not accessible. (Issue #48586)

    Workaround: Rename the "zh-tw" help file folder (imageserver/plumtree/content/private/helpl/zh-tw) to imageserver/plumtree/content/private/helpl/zh_TW.
  • Publisher and Workflow images are missing when the AquaLogic Interaction server has SSO enabled (SiteMinder and Apache 2.0.53). (Issue #49324)

    1. Log in to SiteMinder Policy Server Admin Console.
    2. Find and open the Agent Conf Object under System.
    3. In Parameter Name, find BadUrlChars.
    4. Remove ""//"" from the Value string.
  • WebDAV fails when running the AquaLogic Interaction Portal with an Apache front end and WebSphere configuration on AIX. (Issue #49340)
  • Data Entry Templates with "Date" type properties do not convert the time to the user's locale when creating a content item. (Issue #53973)
  • If an item that is part of a workflow is scheduled to be published after its final approval, the message "Unable to Publish. Item is not in a publishable workflow activity." is generated. (Issue #56131)
  • When using the Rich Text Editor in Firefox, the first space before every 72nd character is removed. (Issue #56436)
  • When the Workflow database is on Oracle, the error "ORA-01795: maximum number of expressions in a list is 1000" occurs when GroupSink encounters a group with membership that includes more than 1000 other groups. (Issue #56874)
  • When upgrading from Publisher 6.2 to 6.4, the content items in Workflow preferences are not maintained. (Issue #56958)
  • Publisher installer does not set the as an executable on AIX. (Issue #57854)

    Workaround: In order to allow users to execute the script, you must "chmod ugo+x" the file.
  • A file content item cannot be approved and published at the same time. The error message "Approve failed for an unknown reason" appears in the UI, and the log error is "No presentation template attached to item's data entry template." (Issue #58089)
  • Checking out a content item and then approving it without publishing allows the fields to be edited, but trying to edit and save will produce an error. (Issue #58311)
  • When uninstalling Publisher on HP-UX, the uninstaller may not completely remove the JRE that it lays down as part of installation ( /jre1.4.2_06). (Issue #59284)

    Workaround: If this occurs and you install Publisher again, the installer will fail to replace the JRE. This results in an incomplete installation of Publisher. To work around this issue, delete /jre1.4.2_06 directory and run installer again.
  • (Oracle only) When checking in an item, a blank 'Comments' field may result in 'null' being displayed when viewing a content item's history. (Issue #59731)
  • WebDAV does not work correctly on clients running Microsoft Vista. (Issue #60154)