Ticket #10953 (closed bug: duplicate)
AJAX default contentType should include the charset
|Reported by:||rodrigo.rosenfeld||Owned by:|
Tomcat (6, at least) uses ISO-8859-1 as default charset, when not specified. So, jQuery should specify the charset too in the contentType. Since it is encoding the content in UTF-8, the default content-type should be "application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8".
I had real problems with the current defaults, Chrome and Tomcat 6.
I couldn't reopen ticket #4624, so I'm opening this one.