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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: Form encoding problem in cocoon 2.0.4
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2003 15:11:17 GMT
Hello Charlene,

this is configured in the sitemap in the <map:serializers/>. Simply add an 


<map:serializer name="html" src="org.apache.cocoon....">

This has the same effect as the <xsl:output encoding=""/> declaration in the 
stylesheet, which is used normally, but should not be used in Cocoon.


Yan, Charlene wrote:
> Joerg,
> My case was that I called cocoon from another web application.  I had to
> set the encoding of the calling html page to ISO-8859-1.  Now I'm using a
> htnl page generated by Cocoon.  The default meta tag is <META
> http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">.  How or
> where can I change it to ISO-8859-1 from UTF-8?  I've changed the
> encoding of form.xml, simple-page3html.xsl and sitemap.xmap to
> ISO-8859-1.  It didn't help.  What is the source code that sets the meta
> tag?  More specifically, I'm using Cocoon 2.1 M2.  you can go to
> http://localhost:8080/cocoon/samples/mail/sendmail/new.html.  On this
> page, the meta is set to UTF-8.  I need to have it changed to ISO-8859-1
> to have some accented characters encoded correctly.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Charlene
> -----Original Message----- From: Joerg Heinicke
> [] Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 1:42 PM To:
> Subject: Re: Form encoding problem in cocoon
> 2.0.4
> Sorry, but: please don't do this!!
> Even if ISO-8859-1 is the correct encoding, you shall not add the <META>
>  tag by hand. The serializer does it for you. So you will simply set the
>  serializer's encoding to ISO-8859-1.
> But UTF-8 is a super set of ISO-8859-1, so there should be no problem 
> when using it. The working "text" inputs show this. Now "file" inputs: 
> Why do they depend on the form encoding? Shouldn't they simply allow to 
> upload a file? Am I missing something?
> Joerg
> Yan, Charlene wrote:
>> I had encoding problems with accented characters too.  Put <META
>> http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> in
>> your html.  iso-8859-1 is the correct one.
>> HTH.
>> Charlene
>> -----Original Message----- From: Vitor Rui Moreira
>> [] Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 1:10 PM To:
>> Subject: Form encoding problem in cocoon 2.0.4
>> Hi!
>> I'm having a little problem about form encoding. First of all, let me
>> describe the development environment: - Tomcat 4.1.24 - Cocoon 2.0.4 -
>> RedHat 9
>> Now, the problem: I've got a webpage, which has a form inside. There
>> are several input fields, mostly of type "text". There is also a input
>> field of type "file". If i click on the "submit" button, i'll go other
>> page (a xsp one), which displays the contents of the parameters (passed
>> through request and sitemap). While the values of the input which have
>> the type "text" are correct, the field which has the "file" type isn't.
>> The error occurs when i use accents (éèá, etc). I'm using UTF-8
>> encoding on all pages.
>> My tries to solve the problem: 1) changed the web.xml file of cocoon 
>> ($TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/cocoon/WEB-INF/web.xml), which i included the 
>> "form-encoding" parameter to UTF-8 2) on the same file, i've tried to
>> set the "container-encoding" value to UTF-8 (ok, i'm almost
>> desesperating! ;-))
>> My opinion: Since the "text" type works correctly and the "file" type
>> doesn't, i suspect that the "form-encoding" is not so right after
>> all... but it's only my opinion, based on my cocoon's ignorance... ;-)
>> Critical features: 1) i just can't upgrade the cocoon engine because
>> i've got legacy applications running on that... at least, i can't
>> change right now... :-(
>> F1 wanted! If anyone could help me, i'd appreciate!!
>> TIA
>> -vrm


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