PM92940: ENCODING ISSUES WITH SOME CHARACTERS LIKE N-TILDE.

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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 Liberty profile                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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 in server.xml.
    
    <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 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

    PM92940

  • Reported component name

    LIBERTY PROFILE

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0814

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-07-13

  • Closed date

    2013-07-13

  • Last modified date

    2013-08-09

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

    PM84811

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    LIBERTY PROFILE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0814

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere Application Server

Software version:

850

Reference #:

PM92940

Modified date:

2013-08-09

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