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From Konstantin Kolinko <>
Subject Re: DefaultServlet and default character encoding
Date Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:32:36 GMT
2010/6/17 Felix Schumacher <>:
> For the moment I have written a filter, which sets a default encoding, as
> soon as Response.setContentType(String type) is called and
> type.startsWith("text/"). That works for the moment, but I would prefer the
> solution described in above thread.

I know that setting charset in a mime-mapping works, e.g.:


Note, that it would be better if the mime type set by a HTTP header
and the one provided by HTML tag match strictly (case sensitively).
Otherwise some browsers will start guessing.  IIRC, the HTML spec says
that the HTTP header takes precedence, but not all browsers follow it

Also there is AddDefaultCharsetFilter in Tomcat 7. It is similar to
what you are doing, see its JavaDoc and source code.

> apache httpd thinks it would be better to append a
> charset to the response

I wonder, if there is a way to improve your Apache HTTPD configuration.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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