If you are using rather exotic Windows regional settings you might get the following error: Locale not recognized The solution is simple as mentioned here. Just set the JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS environment variable to this: -Dfile.encoding=UTF8 -Duser.language=en -Duser.region=US -Duser.country=US JDBC won’t use regional setting to determine locale to be used (and probably unsupported at the moment) anymore .
Did you try to use Axis to connect to a remote web service? Do you get “SOAPFaultBuilder throws DOMException WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR” error? Well, it’s a well known bug that’s been fixed. However, the fix has not been included in any released version (that’s since 2006). You have to download the sources, add one line, change the next one and then build