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Subject [Bug 55951] New: HTML5 specifies UTF-8 encoding for cookie values
Date Sat, 04 Jan 2014 21:34:01 GMT

            Bug ID: 55951
           Summary: HTML5 specifies UTF-8 encoding for cookie values
           Product: Tomcat 8
           Version: trunk
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Connectors

The HTML5 specification is specifying that cookie values may contain characters
that are not part of US-ASCII or ISO-8859-1 and that those codepoints should be
UTF-8 encoded for display.

This will result in 8-bit high values in cookies that need to be accepted and

This will also require special encoding to handle conversion to the UCS-16
characters used by the Java String used to represent the value in the Cookie

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