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WLS: 10.3.1: Unsupported Encoding UTF-8; action=urn:handleResponse (Doc ID 1306553.1)

Last updated on APRIL 05, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.1 to 10.3.4
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In WLS10.3.1 and above, when sending a request to a Webservice with following HTTP header Content-Type you may run into below exception:
Http Header Content-type:
"Content-Type: application/soap+xml; charset=UTF-8; action=urn:handleResponse"
Error message seen:
<Jan 28, 2011 2:57:03 PM EST> <Error> <HTTP> <BEA-101108> <[ServletContext@9073106[app:ups module:ups path:/ups spec-version:2.5]] Unsupported encoding: "UTF-8; action=urn:handleResponse" specified. Unsupported Encoding UTF-8; action=urn:handleResponse
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.setCharacterEncodingInternal(
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletRequestImpl.initRequestEncoding(




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