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From "ASF GitHub Bot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HTTPCORE-431) Correct character encoding default for application/json
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:39:22 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on HTTPCORE-431:

Github user pauldraper commented on a diff in the pull request:

    --- Diff: httpcore/src/main/java/org/apache/http/Consts.java ---
    @@ -42,6 +42,8 @@
         public static final int HT = 9;  // <US-ASCII HT, horizontal-tab (9)>
         public static final Charset UTF_8 = Charset.forName("UTF-8");
    +    public static final Charset UTF_16 = Charset.forName("UTF-16");
    +    public static final Charset UTF_32 = Charset.forName("UTF-32");
    --- End diff --
    FYI, UTF-32 has not been included in Java 7's `StandardCharsets`.
    AFAIK all Java installations support it, but I could better handle that error if missing
UTF-32 support is a concern.

> Correct character encoding default for application/json
> -------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HTTPCORE-431
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCORE-431
>             Project: HttpComponents HttpCore
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HttpCore
>            Reporter: Paul Draper
>            Priority: Minor
> RFC 4627 and RFC 7159 require that parsers auto-detect the encoding of application/json.
UTF-8 is the suggested default, though it's possible to detect the encoding of valid JSON
> Currently, EntityUtils.toString defaults to ISO-8859-1 (the default for text formats
without a charset parameter).
> Given how common application/json is, it would be great for EntityUtils.toString to use
the correct encoding.

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