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From TimJowers <>
Subject Re: Strante tomcat warning - WARNING: Parameters: Character decoding failed. Parameter skipped.
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2007 12:32:27 GMT
Jacob Rhoden <jacob <at>> writes:

Did you figure this out? 

It is due to a spurious extra %> at the end of a link. E.g.
<iframe width="900" height="700" src="bugger.jsp?c=<%=ch%>&s=<%=sh%> %>">

Notice the programmer typed %> %> when meant %>.

The error message:
WARNING: Parameters: Character decoding failed. Parameter skipped. EOF
        at org.apache.tomcat.util.buf.UDecoder.convert(
        at org.apache.tomcat.util.buf.UDecoder.convert(
        at org.apache.tomcat.util.http.Parameters.urlDecode(

        at org.apache.tomcat.util.http.Parameters.processParameters(Parameters.j
        at org.apache.tomcat.util.http.Parameters.processParameters(Parameters.j
        at org.apache.tomcat.util.http.Parameters.handleQueryParameters(Paramete
        at org.apache.catalina.connector.Request.parseParameters(
        at org.apache.catalina.connector.Request.getParameter(

        at org.apache.catalina.connector.RequestFacade.getParameter(RequestFacad
        at org.apache.jsp.buggershowURL_jsp._jspService(
        at org.apache.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(

sorta hides the real problem of a malformed URL. Maybe a good case for a nested
Exception message. Or just don't make typos and the problem will not occur.

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