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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JCR-2553) spi2davex: Batch fails to create/modify properties with non-ascii characters names
Date Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:09:29 GMT
spi2davex: Batch fails to create/modify properties with non-ascii characters names
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                 Key: JCR-2553
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-2553
             Project: Jackrabbit Content Repository
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: jackrabbit-jcr-servlet, jackrabbit-spi2dav
    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
            Reporter: angela
             Fix For: 2.1.0


the spi2davex batch implementation fails upon creation/modification of all property types
that have their value sent as
separate stringpart or binarypart AND contain non-ascii characters in their property name.

from what i've seen this is due to a limitation in HttpClient 3.x Part#sendDispositionHeader
that always writes the part name
as ascii-bytes. in a related discussion [1] specification compliance and usability were addressed.

looking at the server-side part revealed that org.apache.commons.fileupload.FileUploadBase#FileItemIteratorImpl
is prepared to receive non-ascii characters in a header value.
a simple test also showed that curl is perfectly able to send utf-8 part names.

based on this information and given the fact that spi2dav and the server-sided part are intended
to communicate
with one other rather than with any kind of custom clients, i suggest to add a simple fix
by patching the parts used
within spi2davex.

btw: in HttpClient 4.x there seems to be a workaround for this problem [2]

[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org/msg04637.html
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HTTPCLIENT-293

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