UTF-8 encoding for included .jsp files07 Jan 2014
Today I had to split a gigantic
.jsp file into several smaller files. I used
<@include file="./path/to/file.jsp"> syntax in order to do this.
Unfortunatly, all the included files were displayed with garbage instead of UTF-8 characters.
So I ran the list of usual suspects :
Content-Type:text/html; charset=utf-8is correctly returned by my server.
<meta charset="utf-8">is the first element of my
- No data is being fetched from a database, so it cannot come from there.
- All my files are correctly encoded in UTF-8.
Also, I added a
<%@ page contentType="text/html; charset=UTF-8"
pageEncoding="UTF-8"%> as the very first line of my main
index.jsp. I also
added the following code to
pom.xml to make
UTF-8 the default encoding :
UTF-8 in the main
index.jsp was fine, but as soon as it was in an
included page it was displayed as garbaged. At first, I manually added
page pageEncoding="UTF-8"%> to every included page and it fixed the issue. But
as I was dealing with dozen of included files, I needed a more generic
Turns out that I had to edit my
web.xml file and add the following
<jsp-config> <jsp-property-group> <url-pattern>*.jsp</url-pattern> <page-encoding>UTF-8</page-encoding> </jsp-property-group> </jsp-config>
And it worked !
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