Bug 88964 - AddDefaultCharset has wrong default value
Summary: AddDefaultCharset has wrong default value
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: httpd
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-15 19:48 UTC by Noa Resare
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 2.0.45-4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-10-09 08:15:49 UTC

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Description Noa Resare 2003-04-15 19:48:12 UTC
Description of problem:

Apache as distributed in redhat 9 has the parameter AddDefaultCharset set to
iso-8859-1. This is strange because the system default charset is UTF-8, which
means that if I open a text/html or text/plain file with a text editor and add
some non-ascii characters they will appear broken to the client (except if I
rename the file .html.utf-8 or such) unless the file is first converted to
latin-1 by iconv or some other tool.

I'm all for having a AddDefaultCharset statement but please let it have thev
value UTF-8

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit for example /var/www/error/noindex.html and add som non-ascii characters
using your favourite text editor

2. start up the httpd
3. access the page through any browser and watch your non-ascii characters
displayed wrong
4. Try to fix the problem the ususal way, by adding a meta tag or an xml
declaration with no luck and fail

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2003-04-16 15:35:36 UTC
Yes, thanks for reporting this.

Comment 2 Joe Orton 2003-05-18 19:00:16 UTC
UTF-8 is now the default charset in httpd-2.0.45-4.

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