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error in servlet

Divyajot Ahluwalia
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 46
hi im geting the following error from a servlet i had written
Error: 500
Location: /servlets/referthis.Visitor
Internal Servlet Error:
java.lang.VerifyError: (class: referthis/Visitor, method: makeDate signature: ()V) Expecting to find integer on stack
at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.newInstance(
at org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.initServlet(
at org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.handleRequest(
at org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.handleRequest(
at org.apache.tomcat.servlets.InvokerServlet.service(
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
at org.apache.tomcat.core.ServletWrapper.handleRequest(
at org.apache.tomcat.core.ContextManager.service(
at org.apache.tomcat.service.connector.Ajp12ConnectionHandler.processConnection(

could you please tell me whats wrong??
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16879

Most likely a defect in the Java classlib you're using. Other possibilities include a buggy JNI component or (less likely) someone trying to hack their way past the sandbox. This is Java's security mechanism telling you that you have data of the wrong type for the code expecting to manipulate it.

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Divyajot Ahluwalia
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 46
thanks for your reply.
i am using 2-3 other servlets in the same context and they are working.
the method the error talks of is used to get the system date and store it in a certain format.
do you think that could be the problem.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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