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From "Eric Covener" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problem with URI conversion on Apache-1.3.41
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:04:29 GMT
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 11:51 PM, sathya sai <> wrote:
> The UTF-8 equivalent for あいうえお (URI resource part) is
> %E3%81%82%E3%81%84%E3%81%86%E3%81%88%E3%81%8A. I use
> to verify the same.

That doesn't mean your browser transmitted those bytes.

> And to add-on to this, found
> URL which in brief
> mentions the following info,
>  "Because of the lack of proper support for non-ASCII characters in file
> names, it is recommended that administrators not attempt to use any
> non-ASCII characters in file names. Any other configuration is
> unsupported.
> Apache 2.0 introduces the UTF-8 convention to access any filenames and
> resources in a predictable and safe manner. The implementation of this
> feature is too extensive to consider backporting to Apache 1.3."
> Does it means that non-ASCII characters in file names are not supported in
> Apache-1.3 ?

That seems to be windows-specific.  Is that your platform?

I'm not familiar enough with 1.3 to know if it tried to perform
translation on non-windows, but later releases do not.

Eric Covener

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