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  1. OMG Issue

CORBA24 — URLs interact poorly with code set selection

  • Key: CORBA24-15
  • Legacy Issue Number: 2900
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Cisco Systems ( Paul Kyzivat)
  • Summary:

    The corbaname & corbaloc url formats provide a situation where an IOR
    designating a server is created and used by a client without input by
    that server.

    One (optional) element of an IOR is a CodeSetComponent specifying the
    code sets that the server is willing/able to utilize. Normally these are
    examined by a client and used to select a pair of code sets (narrow and
    wide) to be used for communication between client and server.

    Chapter 13 of the Corba spec states: "If the code set component is not
    present in a multi-component profile structure, then the deault char
    code set is ISO 8859-1 for backward compatibility. However, there is no
    default wchar code set. If a server supports interfaces that use wide
    character data but does not specify the wchar code sets that it
    supports, client-side ORBs will raise exception INV_OBJREF."

    This seems to imply one of the following:
    1) URLs may not be used to reference interfaces that employ wide
    characters;
    2) URLs must generate IORs with a code set component supporting
    wchar data;
    3) The CORE must be changed to relax the above restrictio

  • Reported: CORBA 2.3.1 — Tue, 5 Oct 1999 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CORBA 2.4
  • Disposition Summary:

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  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT