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japanese characters in the uri when deployed to tomcat do not work


I have deployed my application to tomcat 5. 0.25 on a windows-xp japanese machine .
The context name has combination of english and japanese characters.
1.When i launch the application as follows it gives resourse not found exception(Http 404).
The application name is combination of english and japanese characters.
I overcame the problem of http-404 error by setting the encoding to UTF-8 in web.xml and uri encoding  to UTF-8 in the connector tag of server.xml.

Now the request comes to my application but req.getsession fails because the context name in the request is not encoded.Even though i have set the encoding to UTF-8  through the following statement

The following is the exception :
javax.servlet.ServletException: app.HServlet.service(): error while processing CMD=null<br>java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: /appname??

the question marks in '/appname??' are nothing but the japanese characters which are not encoded properly.


1 Solution
setCharacterEncoding only set the encoding for the BODY of the message not to the content of the URL.
I am not sure even if that is legal (in the HTTP protocl to have the URL part in non ascii).
I highly recommend you to not include japanese (or any non ascii characters) as part of the URL.

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