On 03/18/09 09:20 AM, BJÃ¶rn Lindqvist wrote:
> 2009/3/17 Wolfram Rittmeyer :
>> Actually internationalization on the web is a big mess. E.g.: AFAIK all
>> browsers use the encoding of the page (META-html tag) when creating a URL
>> for GET requests after submitting a form - even though the W3C and rfc2718
>> state to always use UTF-8. Also it is unfortunate that the servlet spec
>> defaults to ISO-8859-1.
> That is not entirely true. Glassfish, by default, sets the
> Content-Type charset header to ISO-8859-1
See my reply to Ken ("Re: why the default response character encoding
must be ISO-8859-1?"),
sent to the users@glassfish alias, for the motivation behind this, and
why the Servlet 2.5 actually
requires this behaviour.
> which causes browsers to
> send data in ISO-8859-1 encoding even if you specify another encoding
> in the meta tag. So the browser submits ISO-8859-1 strings which the
> server erroneously believes is UTF-8 if you have set
for example. Then when
> the server tries to display that data, it encodes it as UTF-8 which
> produces garbled strings because they are still in ISO-8859-1.
> The solution, which forces the browser to submit forms in UTF-8, is to
> use the following jsp tag:
> <%@ page pageEncoding="UTF-8" contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8" %>
> It would be more convenient if there was a domain setting to set the
> default HTTP Content-Type header to UTF-8, but there doesn't seem to
> be any.
Correct, there is no domain setting for this, because each webapp is
However, you could declare the above page directive in a JSP prelude
turn would have to be declared in your web.xml), in order to avoid having to
declare it on each and every of your JSPs.
Hope this help.
>> Thus no matter what the wiki page says, the issue will remain confusing.
>> Nevertheless I guess the page could be improved. Maybe I can suggest s.th.
> That wiki page deals only with request encodings. That is, how the
> glassfish server interprets strings coming from the user, not the
> encoding of the strings it sends to the user.
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