Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Administrator's Guide

Support for Multiple Character Encodings

The Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 provides multiple character encoding support for the following features:


The Sun Java System Web Server supports setting and retrieving multi-byte properties in the PROPPPATCH and PROPFIND methods. While requests can be made in any encoding format, the response from the server is always in UTF-8.


The Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 uses a Java-based search engine that supports full-text indexing and searching of documents in all character encodings that the underlying Java VM supports. The default encoding for the documents can be specified at the time of creating a search collection. For HTML documents, the indexer tries to deduce the encoding from the HTML meta tags and if it cannot, falls back to use the default encoding.

The search interface is based on JSP tag libraries and can be customized and localized in any language and encoding that you wish. The tag libraries are listed in the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Developer’s Guide to Web Applications.