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[jetty-dev] Re: Character Encoding and Jetty 7
- From: Jan Bartel <janb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 16:32:54 +1000
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Digging a little deeper, in fact it seems we made this change waaay back for
Here are the 2 jira issues related to it:
I'm not sure why we decided to change to ISO-8859-1 in JETTY-633.
No clues in the commit comments as to the reason.
I seem to have commented in the later issue JETTY-853 that in
specifies default encoding of ISO-5589-1. But looking at that section now,
it only stipulates ISO-8859-1 for Content-Type of "text", so not sure
why I thought that was relevant.
So in short, I don't know why we changed from UTF8 to ISO-5589-1 in
the first place, but it seems to have been changed at least since
jetty-6.1.12, so the change has some history to it.
The wiki page at http://docs.codehaus.org/display/JETTY/International+Characters+and+Character+Encodings
seems to be documenting our earlier UTF-8 behaviour.
Do you want to keep it at ISO-8859-1 and I'll update the wiki page,
or do you want to change (back) to UTF-8 ?
Greg Wilkins wrote:
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:
Note that we have not changed our default for char encoding ofurls in
requests, and still use UTF-8 as per
Do you think we should revert to UTF-8 for form data for jetty-7.0.0 final?
Jan Bartel, Webtide LLC | janb@xxxxxxxxxxx | http://www.webtide.com