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From Jason Voorhees <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Reverse proxy with Apache breaks my preferred charset
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2010 21:28:18 GMT
Any idea of this? I don't know why mod_proxy is forcing the UTF-8
charset even when I try to change it (to ISO-88-59-1) trough diferent
Apache directives.

Does anybody ever configured an reverse proxy with Apache using a
charset different than UTF-8?


On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Jason Voorhees <> wrote:
> Hi all:
> I'm running Apache 2.2.15 in a CentOS Linux 5 OS configured as a
> reverse proxy using mod_proxy, mod_proxy_html, mod_xml2enc and
> mod_charset_lite. My configuration is as follows:
> ProxyRequests Off
> ProxyPass /
> ProxyHTMLEnable On
> ProxyHTMLURLMap On
> ProxyHTMLURLMap /
> ProxyPassReverse /
> RequestHeader unset  Accept-Encoding
> CharsetDefault ISO-8859-1
> CharsetSourceEnc ISO-8859-1
> CharsetOptions  ImplicitAdd
> is the IP address of my internal Web server with is
> using ISO-8859-1 as default charset. When accesing the Apache reverse
> proxy server the Website (behing my proxy apache) loads OK, every URL
> is loaded correctly but... special characters (tildes, ñ, and other
> typical of non-english languages.. like spanish) are displayed as
> strange characters. I can understand that this happens because of the
> use of the default charset.
> Reading on Internet I found that mod_proxy resets the default charset
> to UTF-8, but I also read that using mod_charset_lite could solve this
> but it isn't (using CharsetDefault, CharsetSourceEnc and
> CharsetOptions).
> Does anybody has a similar scenario that has solved this issue before?
> I hope someone can point me to a solution.
> Thanks

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