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Subject Intro/question possible buglet with Content-Type and Charsets.
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2003 12:13:10 GMT
Hi All,

Quick intro, and then a question;

We use tomcat to host java web applications at our location.  My client
requires us to follow very strict rules for deploying software, that means
it can be a documentation intensive process (evidence gathering/ IQP's etc
....).  So we rarely upgrade as it is quite allot of work..... Luckily
tomcat is excellent and rarely needs upgrading or patching.

Now the question;

Tomcat 4.1.29 seems to insist on added charset to the content type, even if
a Content-Type has been set using response.setContentType or similar
(without a charset).  Tomcat 5 seems to do something similar judging from but
I think it fails to check if the Content type is a text one (HTML) and adds
it for any content type, which would appear not to be right IMHO.

Without wishing to appear rude :-) I need to change this behaviour and
remove the insertion of the charset for non text based Content-Types  eg:

Hence could someone give me some pointers / crash course as to which class I
need to patch to remove this?  


Greg Cope
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