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how to set encoding type for e4x result


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I have a application with front end Flex and Server side App
in Java. I am using HttpService to communicate to Java application
(Web). I am sending data in xml format to flex and parsing it as
e4x format. From service side I am setting the charset as
windows-1252 and xml encoding is also windows-1252. In Flex I am
getting some junk characters. But When I post the same http request
from browser, I am able to view the characters with expected

Can anybody clue me on getting xml data in required encoding
type (charset) in Flex.

Thanks in Advance,

Gokul Ram.T
1 Reply

The message is old, but the problem is opened and I believe that many people have troubles with getting appropriate encoding in e4x result.

I have excactly same problem like Gokul, only difference is that I am trying to get ISO-8859-2 charset. HttpService deffinition looks like this:

var source:HTTPService = new HTTPService();

source.method = "POST";

source.resultFormat = "e4x";

source.contentType = "text/xml; charset=ISO-8859-2";

source.headers = {"Content-Type": "text/xml; charset=ISO-8859-2"};

So I suppose that everything what can be set is set. But still in result XMLthere are no national chars. I also get correct XML when I request it in browser, but requesting by Flex and HttpService makes problem.

Does anyone have same problem and find out something to handle this?


Level 1

AFAIK, "text/xml; charset=ISO-8859-2"; is not supported (I might be wrong though).

The docs only mention these two:

- application/x-www-form-urlencoded (the default)

- application/xml

Sure, my bad, but this is not an issue, in fact it doesnt metter what I put there i will always get utf-8 encoding