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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Accessing the parameter of a request leads to improper behaviour with special char codes like &auml;
Date Tue, 08 Jun 2010 19:17:28 GMT

On Jun 7, 2010, at 5:53 AM, rbaumhof wrote:

> I just figured out the follwoing problem 
> we are using myfaces in geronimo and because we come from Germany we use the
> charset utf-8 in our pages. All pages have the properties charset=utf-8 and
> pageEncoding="utf-8" in the @page directive.  We also have got a
> SecurityFilter which watches our pages, and i.e. forces the user to
> authenticate if he enters some protected pages. All works fine. Now i am
> testing some new features, and therefore accessed the request from the
> SecurityFitler with the statement:
> String vid = request.getParameter("form:versteckteFormID");
> This of course also works, but now on all pages of the application i can not
> enter german special signs like &uuml; &auml; and so on. The problem only
> occurs on input strings, data that is saved in the database is displayed
> correct. Is there a reason for this behaviour, or is it a bug in faces
> implementation??
> in advance, much thanks for your help!! 

Hi Ralf,
I don't have any ideas for you, offhand... 

Do you have an app that can show the problem? If so, then creating a Jira and attaching the
app, would be helpful. You could also check with the MyFaces community...

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