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[jetty-dev] Re: Character Encoding and Jetty 7


I don't think this was done on purpose.
Do you know where the change was made or what is needed to change it
back to UTF-8?


Jan Bartel wrote:
> Greg (lists in cc),
> Jetty seems to have changed the assumption of the default character set for
> form data to be ISO-8859-1, whereas previously jetty assumed UTF-8.
> What was the reason for the change? A few people are reporting issues with
> jetty-7 that are all due to the change in char-encoding defaults.
> The HTML5 draft spec makes it clear that for url encoded form data the
> default should be UTF-8:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#url-encoded-form-data
> Note that we have not changed our default for char encoding ofurls in
> requests, and still use UTF-8 as per
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html40/appendix/notes.html#non-ascii-chars
> Do you think we should revert to UTF-8 for form data for jetty-7.0.0 final?
> cheers
> Jan