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From "S.A. Birl" <sbirl+Apache-L...@concept.temple.edu>
Subject [users@httpd] Cyrillic (ISO-8859) information lost during proxy
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2005 18:59:16 GMT
I was just recently made aware of a problem, which I hope the list can
help with:

Our 2.0.48 server proxies requests to an IIS server.  On the IIS server is
a website written in Cyrillic (ISO-8859-5 Im told).  I know nothing about
Cyrillic as the majority of our websites are in English (and this is the
first time a problem like this has popped up).

For the privledged few who can access the IIS server directly, the browser
displays the page correctly.  However the rest of the world who must use
the proxy see jibberish.

I examined the headers from both servers and I find that Apache is adding
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
where IIS leaves this header out entirely.  I think it plays a key role in
the problem.

I discovered that our Apache server was not complied with mod_headers.c
and Im hesitating on dynamically loading it on a heavily used production
server.


My questions are this:
1) How can I force ISO-8859-5 without using mod_headers?
   (one thing I still have to test is adding the Content-Type header to
    IIS and see if Apache changes it or not).

2) Using a <Location> directive, what can I expect (preformance-wise) by
   calling LoadModule to use mod_headers?

3) Are there other ways to force ISO-8859-5?



Thank you

 Scott Birl
 Senior Systems Administrator            Computer Services   Temple University
 1805 North Broad Street  Philadelphia   Pennsylvania 19122  United States
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