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From David kerber <>
Subject Re: Tomcat manager fails and can't tell why.
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:02:22 GMT
On 4/12/2011 11:52 AM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> David,
> On 4/12/2011 11:28 AM, David kerber wrote:
>> On 4/12/2011 11:17 AM, Yucca Nel wrote:
>>> Indeed :D,
>>> Seems to be an issue when I add an ampersand to the password!
>> That doesn't surprise me a bit.  I don't think I've run into any
>> password system that will accept that character, though I guess there
>> must be some since you're using it.
> Our password system takes that character. Anything you can fit into a
> UTF-8 code point, we'll take. Actually, we don't even care about the
> encoding. We'll take up to 4096 characters of whatever you want to send
> to us and use it. None of this "8 character maximum" bullshit.
> Why would you think that "&" would be some kind of verboten character
> for a password?

Because of its uses in windows as a special character (triggering the 
underline), and in browsers for marking request parameters.  I would be 
glad to be wrong, though...

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