[jsr369-experts] Re: [servlet-spec users] [SPEC-161] Encoding in Deployment Descriptor

From: Edward Burns <edward.burns_at_oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 13:38:37 -0700

>>>>> On Wed, 7 Sep 2016 16:50:15 +0100, Mark Thomas <markt_at_apache.org> said:

EB> If the URI RFC is not itself clear, then I think we should not say
EB> anything about using UTF-8 as the default encoding in the request.

MT> I strongly disagree.

MT> The web is moving (some might argue has moved) towards using UTF-8. We
MT> should be moving with "the general consensus around the internet" and
MT> using UTF-8 by default.

MT> Tomcat has been using UTF-8 by default for URIs since early 2014 and I
MT> don't recall a single issue being reported because of it.

I'm willing to consider changing my position based on your disagreement,
Mark, but I would love to hear from others on this one. Given the
intentional design of UTF-8 with respect to compatibility with
ISO-8859-1 and US-ASCII, we will probably be ok but I do want to hear
from others.


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