[BUG] Realm Status API

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What a journey to get this bug to the right people. I am originally a EU player and found a bug while making Java wrapper library for the new API (btw kudos on that, love the new API). Posted on the EU forums ( http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2123512342 ) to no avail. Mailed to the people of the US support team who misunderstood me and were so kind as to redirect me to specific US forums to post in... In a last attempt, I bought a US license and leveled a char so I could post on these forums. Hard work to get a bug where it’s supposed to go, but got there in the end! :) /cheer

Now for the bug. When checking the headers for the new Realm status API I noticed that the Content-Type header has the correct MIME-type but the wrong character encoding.

The Content-Type header has the value of application/json;charset=ISO-8859-1. As you can see the character encoding is set to ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1). The content itself is UTF-8. This is of course a good thing, we want the content to be UTF-8 encoded. But the charset in the Content-Type header needs to be set accordingly.

This might not have been apparent at first because the lower range characters of the ISO-8859-1 set are equal to the lower range characters in UTF-8. However, it becomes plainly apparent with higher range characters (e.g. Cyrillic characters ).

If you were to go to the European realm status ( http://eu.battle.net/api/wow/realm/status ) and try to view it in a browser like Chrome, you would see that the server names in Cyrillic look like gibberish. This is because the browser tries to render the characters in the character set found in the Contet-Type header (i.e. ISO-8859-1).

So, to make a long story short. Can the value for charset in the Content-Type header be set to UTF-8?
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First of all, thanks for going the extra mile to report this.

I've identified the issue and this will be resolved with an update later today.
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58 Blood Elf Death Knight
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Hi Blabbermouth!

Welcome to the us forums, what a way to go to report a bug!

TBH I dont understand all of the stuff you wrote, but I just had to say Hi!. I felt so sorry for you going through all of that effort just to recieve such a anti-climatic reply.

<3 Blabbermouth

I wouldn't call it at all anti-climactic. He went through all that trouble to report a bug, and receive a response stating the bug would be fixed. Seems like he got what he worked so hard for, :P.
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Yeah maybe anti climatic isnt the right words. Still after all that effort I thought it nice to at least welcome him/her to our forums.

If I were to do something like a really long quest chain I would expect the quest chain to be finished, I would move on to the next thing, but sometimes you get more than you expect like a tilte or an achievement.

Sure this is in game and no where near actually getting up from your computer and making a phone call, then going out and spending money on a new account to sit back at your computer and level, just to point out a bug. So blabbermouth got what he wanted and nothing more. But a simple link or advise on how to get a bug fixed in future without having to go through so much of a hastle would have been nice.
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First of all, thanks for going the extra mile to report this.

I've identified the issue and this will be resolved with an update later today.


Thanks for the reply, Straton. Great to see that the effort payed off and it was of use to you.

Hi Blabbermouth!

Welcome to the us forums, what a way to go to report a bug!

TBH I dont understand all of the stuff you wrote, but I just had to say Hi!. I felt so sorry for you going through all of that effort just to recieve such a anti-climatic reply.

<3 Blabbermouth


Nice to be welcomed with such a hearty hello, Taintedangel. Thank you. And to be frank, I was more than happy to see that this minor issue was of some use at all to the developers. Besides, they would have picked up on it sooner or later anyway. :)

05/20/2011 03:37 AMPosted by Taintedangel
Still after all that effort I thought it nice to at least welcome him/her to our forums.


Him ;)





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