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PI54458: Wrong charset returned in page-not-found error when incorrect co ntext root is requested.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When server returns a 404 for a page-not-found (ie:
    requesting GET /wrongContextRoot), with these headers:
    Connection ? Close
    Content-Type ? text/html; charset: UTF-8
    
    The issue is with the Content-Type header, where it should
    be "charset=UTF-8" instead of "charset: UTF-8".
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty Profile                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Wrong charset returned in page-not-     *
    *                      found error when incorrect context root *
    *                      is requested.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When the server returns an error code of 404 for a page-not-
    found (ie: requesting GET /wrongContextRoot), it returns these
    headers:
    Connection ? Close
    Content-Type ? text/html; charset: UTF-8
    
    The Content-Type header value is incorrect,  it should be
    "charset=UTF-8" instead of "charset: UTF-8".
    

Problem conclusion

  • The HTTP Channel code was modified to return the correct charset
    value for Content-Type header, when server returns an error code
    of 404 for a page-not-found error.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 8.5.5.9.  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

    PI54458

  • Reported component name

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Reported component ID

    5725L2900

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-12-18

  • Closed date

    2016-01-08

  • Last modified date

    2016-01-08

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Fixed component ID

    5725L2900

Applicable component levels

  • R855 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 October 2021