java.lang.ClassCircularityError: org/apache/commons/codec/DecoderException

java.lang.ClassCircularityError: org/apache/commons/codec/DecoderException

java.lang.ClassCircularityError: org/apache/commons/codec/DecoderException
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.URI.decode(URI.java:1773)
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.URI.decode(URI.java:1731)
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.URI.getHost(URI.java:2793)
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpHost.(HttpHost.java:107)
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase.setURI(HttpMethodBase.java:280)
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpMethodBase.(HttpMethodBase.java:220)
	at org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.GetMethod.(GetMethod.java:89)
	at com.util.CaptchaValidator.validate(CaptchaValidator.java:55)
	at com.controller.SpringMVCController.submitCaptcha(SpringMVCController.java:40)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
	at org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.invoke(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:213)
	at org.springframework.web.method.support.InvocableHandlerMethod.invokeForRequest(InvocableHandlerMethod.java:126)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.ServletInvocableHandlerMethod.invokeAndHandle(ServletInvocableHandlerMethod.java:96)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.invokeHandlerMethod(RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.java:617)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.annotation.RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.handleInternal(RequestMappingHandlerAdapter.java:578)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.mvc.method.AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter.handle(AbstractHandlerMethodAdapter.java:80)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doDispatch(DispatcherServlet.java:923)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.DispatcherServlet.doService(DispatcherServlet.java:852)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.processRequest(FrameworkServlet.java:882)
	at org.springframework.web.servlet.FrameworkServlet.doPost(FrameworkServlet.java:789)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:820)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:301)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:184)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.wrapRun(WebAppServletContext.java:3732)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext$ServletInvocationAction.run(WebAppServletContext.java:3696)
	at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321)
	at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(SecurityManager.java:120)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.securedExecute(WebAppServletContext.java:2273)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.execute(WebAppServletContext.java:2179)
	at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.run(ServletRequestImpl.java:1490)
	at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:256)
	at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:221)

 

If you are getting above exception while using httpclient please add commons-codec-1.2.jar into the classpath. commons-codec-1.2.jar is dependency in HttpClient 3.0. This should resolve the issue.

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