we would have to add it to almost all coding strategies because almost
all of them use the colon.


On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Jeremy Thomerson
<jer...@wickettraining.com> wrote:
> Can one of the core devs add a note to the javadoc of
> UrlCompressingWebCodingStrategy to the effect of "NOTE: Using this strategy
> may cause errors in some mobile phone browsers, specifically the Motorola V3
> and other UP.Link browser mobile phones"....
> --
> Jeremy Thomerson
> http://www.wickettraining.com
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Jeremy Levy <jer...@meetmoi.com> wrote:
>> We figured out something very interesting with the default URL coding
>> strategy's that Wicket uses when using mobile phones / devices.
>> We run a fairly heavily trafficked mobile site, and having been using
>> CryptedUrlWebRequestCodingStrategy for sometime.  While attempting to debug
>> some page timeout issues we switched to UrlCompressingWebCodingStrategy and
>> we started getting compaints from users that they were getting HTTP error
>> 400's.
>> We were able to repeat the error locally, it happened only when using some
>> specific phones and mobile browsers.  Specifically on the Motorola V3
>> (useragent: MOT-V3re/0E.40.29R MIB/2.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0
>> Configuration/CLDC-1.1 UP.Link/ and other UP.Link
>> browser moble phones.  We noticed that when the user got the 400 error
>> there
>> was nothing in our tomcat logs, or even in our apache logs.
>> Switching to standard WebRequestCodingStrategy had the same issue.  I
>> suspect that there are some characters in the form submit url ( :'s ?) that
>> this crappy browser can't figure out to post to.  Swiching back to
>> CryptedUrlWebRequestCodingStrategy fixed the problem.
>> We tested this on several other handsets that we have available and can
>> confirm that it breaks all form submits.
>> This is a some what obsecure case, and perhaps irrelvant if you don't run a
>> mobile site, but we saw our number's drop by about 20% - 50% until we
>> figured this out.
>> Hope this helps someone else.
>> Jeremy
>> --
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