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From Ron Van den Branden <>
Subject Re: form encoding issues
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:53:09 GMT
  Hi Andre,

On 29/09/2010 12:01, Andre Juffer wrote:
> Actually, Tomcat does, but Jetty does not (by default, UTF8). 
> According to specification, servlet engine are suppose to decode using 
> ISO-8859-1 by default.

I don't see any difference between both.
>> And lo: changing the  (over-eager?) container-encoding parameter in 
>> web.xml back to the default:
>> <init-param>
>> <param-name>container-encoding</param-name>
>> <param-value>ISO-8859-1</param-value>
>> </init-param>
> Do I understand this correctly: you have encoded everything in UTF8, 
> but to able to read your input fields (UTF8) you need to decode their 
> value with ISO-8859-1 on the server?
Apparently: even Arabic text comes out fine with ISO-8859-1, not with 
UTF-8 (as I've mentioned in another reply on the ML).

> I have had cases where the browser was encoding in ISO-8859-1 despite 
> the presence of Content-type set to "text/html; charset=UTF-8" (it 
> simply ignored the HTTP header value).
All my browsers interpret my test case as UTF-8 (with container-encoding 
set to ISO-8859-1)...

Kind regards,


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