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Why is this happening?

When I go on this 'ible: https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-s10-hummer/
it comes up with this:
*Takes big breath in*
500 Servlet Exception
javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException
in '/common/layout1col.jspx': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120)
at _jsp._pages._error._error__jsp._jspService(pages/error/error.jsp:19)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.instructables.servlet.ErrorServlet.service(ErrorServlet.java:68)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:277)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:113)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError(ErrorPageManager.java:362)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:175)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274)
at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout1col.jspx':
java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457)
at _jsp._pages._error._error__jsp._jspService(pages/error/error.jsp:19)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.instructables.servlet.ErrorServlet.service(ErrorServlet.java:68)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:277)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:113)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError(ErrorPageManager.java:362)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:175)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274)
at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException:
java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120)
at _jsp._common._nav__jsp._jspService(_nav__jsp.java:244)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933)
at _jsp._common._layout1col__jspx._jspService(file:/home/instruct/deploy/instructables/common/layout1col.jspx:96)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870)
at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143)
at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457)
at _jsp._pages._error._error__jsp._jspService(pages/error/error.jsp:19)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.instructables.servlet.ErrorServlet.service(ErrorServlet.java:68)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:277)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:113)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError(ErrorPageManager.java:362)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:175)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274)
at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:142)
at com.caucho.el.FunctionExpr.evalObject(FunctionExpr.java:71)
at _jsp._common._nav__jsp._jspService(common/nav.jsp:179)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933)
at _jsp._common._layout1col__jspx._jspService(file:/home/instruct/deploy/instructables/common/layout1col.jspx:96)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870)
at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143)
at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457)
at _jsp._pages._error._error__jsp._jspService(pages/error/error.jsp:19)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.instructables.servlet.ErrorServlet.service(ErrorServlet.java:68)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:277)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:113)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError(ErrorPageManager.java:362)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:175)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274)
at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor797.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:133)
at com.caucho.el.FunctionExpr.evalObject(FunctionExpr.java:71)
at _jsp._common._nav__jsp._jspService(common/nav.jsp:179)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933)
at _jsp._common._layout1col__jspx._jspService(file:/home/instruct/deploy/instructables/common/layout1col.jspx:96)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933)
at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870)
at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143)
at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892)
at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457)
at _jsp._pages._error._error__jsp._jspService(pages/error/error.jsp:19)
at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60)
at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350)
at com.instructables.servlet.ErrorServlet.service(ErrorServlet.java:68)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:277)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.error(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:113)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.ErrorPageManager.sendServletError(ErrorPageManager.java:362)
at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:175)
at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229)
at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274)
at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527)
at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.instructables.taglib.Functions$1.compare(Functions.java:1283)
at com.instructables.taglib.Functions$1.compare(Functions.java:1282)
at java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Arrays.java:1270)
at java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Arrays.java:1282)
at java.util.Arrays.mergeSort(Arrays.java:1282)
at java.util.Arrays.sort(Arrays.java:1210)
at java.util.Collections.sort(Collections.java:159)
at com.instructables.taglib.Functions.alphabetize(Functions.java:1281)
at com.instructables.manager.HibernateCategoryManager.getChannelsLimitedByNamesCharacterCount(HibernateCategoryManager.java:139)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor798.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at com.instructables.transaction.TransactionHandler.invoke(TransactionHandler.java:69)
at $Proxy34.getChannelsLimitedByNamesCharacterCount(Unknown Source)
at com.instructables.taglib.Functions.getChannelsLimitedByNamesCharacterCount(Functions.java:1252)


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Why?

NM

P.S: This only happened once, when I went on it again it was normal again.

AndyGadget6 years ago
Hi NM,
Bear in mind that we're wide awake over here, but it's the silly hours of the night on the other side of the pond - They're 8 hours behind us in San Francisco where Instructables is based.
The middle of the night is when the Instructables robot shifts the furniture around - i.e. they do maintenance work on the servers including upgrades, downgrades (when the upgrades don't work as expected) and other housekeeping, so it's not unusual for things to be a bit strange for us over here occasionally.

nfk116 years ago
it has happened to me before