Java Spring | org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanDefinitionStoreException

Author - Neha Mishra
9.11.2016
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ERROR : Context namespace element ‘annotation-config’ and its parser class :

[org.springframework.context.annotation.AnnotationConfigBeanDefinitionParser] are only available on JDK 1.5 and higher

Description : My project is using :

  1. server – Tomcat8
  2. java- 1.8
  3. Framework – Spring 2.5

I had added all the jar files required for spring framework. But when I tried to deploy my project, it gave below error :

Error :

org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanDefinitionStoreException: Unexpected exception parsing XML document;

nested exception is **java.lang.IllegalStateException: Context namespace element ‘annotation-config’ and its parser class [org.springframework.context.annotation.AnnotationConfigBeanDefinitionParser] are only available on JDK 1.5 and higher**

How did I resolve it?

I upgraded my spring jar files with 4.2.5 and it worked.

Why?

The class that is throwing the exception is using below code to check for Java version :

static {
    javaVersion = System.getProperty("java.version");

    // version String should look like "1.4.2_10"

    if (javaVersion.indexOf("1.7.") != -1) {

        majorJavaVersion = JAVA_17;

    }

    else if (javaVersion.indexOf("1.6.") != -1) {

        majorJavaVersion = JAVA_16;

    }

    else if (javaVersion.indexOf("1.5.") != -1) {

        majorJavaVersion = JAVA_15;

    }

    else {

        // else leave 1.4 as default (it's either 1.4 or unknown)

        majorJavaVersion = JAVA_14;

    }

}

When Spring 2.5 was first released, the code did not assume it will run in a Java version that is higher than 1.7.

For Java 8 and beyond, the code above will assume default 1.4 version. Because of this, the annotations part will complain. So, I upgraded my spring jar files with 4.2.5 and it worked.

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