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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 46252] Tomcat access log doesn't support Unicode
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:39:01 GMT

Mark Thomas <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement

--- Comment #1 from Mark Thomas <>  2009-04-16 14:38:59 PST ---
I am curious as to which elements you are trying to log that require UTF-8.
Most will be ISO-8859-1. The only exceptions I can think of are user name and
session attribute values.

I am concerned that whilst an access log is typically configured at the host
level the user name encoding can vary from request to request (if you are using
FORM) and session attributes are under no obligation to use a single consistent
encoding. Therefore, it would be rather difficult to ensure the correct logging
of each of these elements.

Given the above I am not in favour of using UTF-8 by default.

However, I can see the potential of making the encoding configurable with the
default being the current behaviour. Therefore, I am marking this as an

Patches are always very welcome and if you are interested in writing such a
patch and need any assistance feel free to ask on the dev list.

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