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Ticket #1874 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 2013-05-15T17:51:51-05:00

Last modified 2013-05-31T16:13:19-05:00

WebDAV uploader: Make sure that umlauts in passwords are handled properly

Reported by: dscho Owned by: dscho
Priority: major Milestone: imagej2-b7-ndim-data
Component: Updater Version:
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: adrian.daerr@…, curtis Blocked By:
Blocking: #1901


Adrian Daerr reported that a password with an umlaut does not get recognized properly.

I suspect that the issue is that there might be different encodings used on the Fiji Wiki side (or even the browser's side) than on the WebDAV (Java) side.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2013-05-17T08:56:33-05:00 by dscho

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

I addressed the client part of this in 4d8c9fdbf5c9e7961864e373d89c85734585787a and 37ff1a1f98c85dc30fd3b56c5f8d537e6a448440 (one commit is about working around Java's internal treating char arrays as if the encoding was hard-coded to ISO-8859-1 while we really require UTF-8 instead, the other commit is about encoding the String explicitly as UTF-8 -- on MacOSX, Java's default encoding is *still* MacRoman).

The server part took a little more effort to research (the fixes were easy enough). To force the browsers to use UTF-8, the <form> tag *must* have an accept-encoding="UTF-8" attribute. To force PHP to pass the parameters as UTF-8 (rather than ASCII, stripping out all bytes whose most significant bit is set without warning) to externally executed programs, I had to call setlocale(LC_ALL, "UTF-8") and putenv("LC_ALL", "UTF-8").

It works fine in my tests, so I uploaded it to the ImageJ update site. Would be nice if you could test the functionality on your side!

comment:2 Changed 2013-05-31T16:09:52-05:00 by bdezonia

  • Blocking 1901 added; 1347 removed

comment:3 Changed 2013-05-31T16:13:19-05:00 by bdezonia

  • Milestone changed from imagej2-b8-analysis to imagej2-b7-ndim-data