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From Bruno Dumon <>
Subject Re: [once again] best way to set http header encoding
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2004 23:43:07 GMT
On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 23:20, Stefan Burkard wrote:
> hi there
> i wonder that cocoons serializer just writes a meta-tag with the 
> encoding in the html-page.

The actual serializer implementation is provided by Xalan, who does

>  it doesn't do this in the http-header.

But indeed it's a good question why our serializer doesn't put in in the
http header also.

I can't think of any reason not to do it. You might want to try to patch
the serializer to do this, and in any case, open a bugzilla issue for

I remember reading something about how it's only the latest IE's which
will actually take the header in preference over what's in the HTML
page, so that's maybe why more people haven't complained about this yet.

> therefore apache set the http-header to his standard-encoding and 
> "destroys" the correct encoding of the response, because most browsers 
> ignore the meta-tag if the http-header-encoding is set.
> so i need to set the http-header-encoding with cocoon and ask you all, 
> whats the best way to do this. are there any actions, logicsheets or 
> something else?

Bruno Dumon                   
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center                

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