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UTF-8 - SilverStripe Bug?

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Community Member, 89 Posts

26 May 2011 at 3:28am

I use Adobe BrowserLab to test my sites in multiple browsers, recently I've discovered all my SilverStripe sites had stopped working in BrowserLab, I would only get this message:

This happens on sites that used to work fine in BrowserLab that haven't been touched, and even the SilverStripe demo site at

So I posted on the BrowserLabs forum, and here is a reply from their developer:

"When I preview on my dev browser server errors are generated when decompressing the main page - "UTF-8". I checked another page that uses gzip compression and UTF-8 encoding and it works fine - This leads me to believe that there perhaps is a problem with the encoding on the pages this person is previewing."

Their full reply is here:

So is this a SilverStripe bug?


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

26 May 2011 at 9:45pm


I can confirm to this - I get the same in IE9 for each and every SilverStripe site. In FireFox the screen just stays white... Did you try a fresh 245 install? If not, I'll do that...

Please keep me (us) posted on any new developments...



Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

26 May 2011 at 10:20pm

I don't think it can be the actual contents of the page, because BrowserLab works fine with static content generated for the same page. (get the dynamic version for the same page by adding ?1=1 to the url)


Community Member, 1 Post

28 June 2011 at 5:06am

This is indeed a problem which many SilverStripe users have with Adobe BrowserLab. There is an issue open at the Adobe forums too. Please look into it!