The server fails when trying to access a file which has a space in its name or path. This occurs with both shapefiles and SLD files.
CodeHaus Comment From: jmacgill - Time: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 16:20:08 -0600
The spaces in the path problem was caused by code which created a file from a URL.
The URL would contain %20 to represent spaces and File objects construced from such strings (at least on windows) would fail.
The code now uses code similar to:
String location = URLDecoder(url, "UTF-8"
File file = new File(location);