Bug 57675

Summary: ExtendedAccessLogValve quoting problems
Product: Tomcat 6 Reporter: quurks
Component: CatalinaAssignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ----   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   

Description quurks 2015-03-07 19:18:32 UTC

<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.ExtendedAccessLogValve" directory="logs" 	prefix="extended" suffix=".log" pattern="date time cs(test)" />

Access a page with the request header test: 'alpha

Actual result:
2015-03-07 18:49:11 ''"lpha'

Expected Result:

According to my understanding of http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-logfile.html , the result should be:
2015-03-07 18:49:11 "'alpha"
-The missing a should obviously be included
-Only double Quotes should be used
-Quotation should be done with a double quoting char

"The dash character must not be used as an abbreviation for an empty string."
Currently empty Strings are turned into a dash
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2015-03-08 22:06:01 UTC
Thanks for the report.

This has been fixed for trunk, 8.0.x (for 8.0.21 onwards), 7.0.x (for 7.0.60 onwards) and proposed for 6.0.x.
Comment 2 Mark Thomas 2015-03-18 15:11:35 UTC
Fixed in 6.0.x for 6.0.44 onwards.