[Catalyst] Catalyst crashing hard with UTF-8 string

Paul Makepeace paulm at paulm.com
Wed Jul 8 02:07:38 GMT 2009

I'm uploading utf-8 news feed data through a web form, processing it
and reporting back to the user errors that are encountered during a
news feed parse. In those error reports I'm including snippets of the
input data via TT,

  [% IF telluser.error %]
  <p class = "error">
    [% FOREACH error_msg = telluser.error %]
      [% TRY %]
        [% error_msg %]
      [% CATCH %]
        Error printing message
      [% END%]
      <br />
    [% END %]
  [% END %]

It turns out that if a UTF-8 string is in error_msg the backend
request completely dies (I get a Proxy Error "Reason: Error reading
from remote server"), even with use Catalyst /-Debug/ and that [% TRY
%] block. I know it's UTF-8 because Encode::is_utf8 says so, and warn
"$string" is showing up in the terminal correctly. The string contains
a right single quote (E2 80 99): If I do [% error_msg | html_entities
%] it is successfully converted to &rsquo;. Altho unfortunately so are
the HTML tags...

Something's definitely changed wrt to UTF-8 behavior since we did our
big upgrade from Catalyst 5.7. Are there any 'known gotchas' I could

At this point my debugging fu runs out--help appreciated on where to look next.


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