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Jquery's $.get changes my character encoding

Posted on 2010-08-30
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I am using $.get to send some variables to an asp file that saves them to an sql table. When I use a regular form in a separate window special characters (áéíóúñ) are saved correctly but when I use ajax to do so the encoding used is UTF-8 which saves some weird characters instead of the special characters. Any ideas? I need ISO-8859-1!

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by:leakim971
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Use $.ajax and beforeSend(XMLHttpRequest) :

http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.ajax/
$.ajax({
  url: url,
  data: data,
  success: success,
  dataType: dataType,
  beforeSend: function(req) {
        req.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=iso-8859-1");
  }
});

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by:robrodp
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Sorry, but I'm new to jquery, how would you write this $.get in terms of a $.ajax?
$.get("submit.asp", { var1: 'var1', var2: 'var2' },
function(data){
function1(data);
function2(data);
function3(data);
...
functionN(data);
});

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by:leakim971
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$.ajax({
  url: "submit.asp",
  data: { var1: 'var1', var2: 'var2' },
  success: function(data){
              function1(data);
              function2(data);
              function3(data);
              ...
              functionN(data);
  },
  beforeSend: function(req) {
        req.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=iso-8859-1");
  }
});

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by:robrodp
ID: 33572500
The code produces the exact same problem :(
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by:leakim971
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Do you have a live link ?
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by:robrodp
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It's being programmed in the intranet so, sorry no. But I have solved it using htmlEncode, a function that encodes on the client side (Javascript: http://www.tumuski.com/code/htmlencode/) and decodes on the server side (ASP: http://www.psacake.com/web/func/htmldecode_function.htm). Seems to work fine with the original $.get and the $.ajax sequence

Thanks for the support!!
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
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You're welcome!
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Thanks for the points!
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