CGIConvMode setting on V5R4 causes various issues for LANSA for the Web

Date: 19 May 2006
Product/Release: LANSA for the Web
Abstract: CGIConvMode setting on V5R4 can cause various translation and SSL issues in LANSA for the Web
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support

The CGIConvMode setting on V5R4 causes problems for LANSA for the Web applications. If the CGIConvMode setting is %%MIXED/MIXED%%, the following 2 issues can be generated:

  1. Certain character, for example "(" and "'" (single quote) can be mis-interpreted and returned as "M" and "}" respectively on the Web browser.
  2. SSL does not work properly in your LANSA for the Web application. Possible error message would be: EBCDIC_to_UTF8(): Exception MCH1235 occurred while converting TRACE DATA to the job CCSID.
    Value 0 for CCSID not valid

In the short term, these problems can be circumvented by either commenting out the %MIXED/MIXED% directive or changing the directive to %EBCDIC/MIXED%

IBM has produced a PTF to resolve issues introduced by have the CGIConvMode set to %MIXED/MIXED%. Refer to