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Bug #19351 Problem with charsets and header function
Submitted: 2002-09-11 03:52 UTC Modified: 2002-09-30 22:07 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:5 of 5 (100.0%)
Same Version:5 (100.0%)
Same OS:4 (80.0%)
From: sfelix at labeltechnologies dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Output Control
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: win 2k
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-09-11 03:52 UTC] sfelix at labeltechnologies dot com
We have a php installation with the default charset set to "UTF-8" in the php.ini file (default_charset = "UTF-8") because we handle japanese and latin content from the database.
In each page, we specify its charset:

if(the current language is japanese) {
    $strMeta='<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; CHARSET=UTF-8">';
    header("Content-type: text/html; CHARSET=UTF-8",true);
  } else {
    $strMeta='<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; CHARSET=ISO-8859-1">';
    header("Content-type: text/html; CHARSET=ISO-8859-1",true);

With the 4.2.2 version of php we had no problem, but since we updated to 4.2.3, every call to "echo" outputing a text constant like: echo "<html><head><title>"... doesn't work anymore, but echoing data comming from the database works perfectly.

Removing the lines containing the header() function in our scripts resolves this problem, but the page doesn't show properly depending on the language selected in the website.

In php 4.2.2 we don't see this issue happening, so it seems to be a 4.2.3 related problem.


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 [2002-09-30 22:07 UTC]
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