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PM84811: ENCODING ISSUES WITH SOME CHARACTERS LIKE N-TILDE.

Fixes are available

8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
8.5.5.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 1
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
8.5.5.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 2
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Encoding issues while using certain characters with UTF-8 vs
    ISO-8859.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Certain characters are displayed        *
    *                      incorrectly depending upon the          *
    *                      inbound URI and the request encoding    *
    *                      set.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When the inbound request URI is not UTF-8 encoded (for example,
    if requested via Microsoft Internet Explorer) but the request
    encoding is set to UTF-8 then characters whose encoded values
    are different in ISO-8859 vs UTF-8 will be displayed
    incorrectly in the response (for example: n-tilde characters).
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WebContainer code has been updated and the characters are
    encoded and decoded correctly based on the request encoding
    set. To get this new behavior the following new WebContainer
    custom property needs to be set.
    
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.decodeParamViaReqEncoding = true
    (default =false)
    
    The instructions to set the new property are here,
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21284395
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 6.1.0.47, 7.0.0.31, 8.0.0.7, and 8.5.5.1.  Please
    refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery
    information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM84811

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    61W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-03-14

  • Closed date

    2013-05-03

  • Last modified date

    2013-05-03

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PM92940

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

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  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PM84811

Modified date: 03 May 2013