The HTTP adapter incorrectly converts the whole ContentType header to lowercase characters in BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

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In Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the HTTP adapter (Microsoft.Biztalk.HttpTransport.dll) incorrectly converts the whole ContentType header to lowercase characters. The characters that the adapter incorrectly converts include the information that appears in quoted-string parameters. Therefore, the BizTalk 2004 HTTP adapter does not comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) "SOAP Messages with Attachments" specification.

The W3C "SOAP Messages with Attachments" specification requires the MIME boundary parameter to be case-sensitive. For more information about this specification, visit the following Web site:
This problem occurs because of a problem in the HTTP adapter code that was introduced in BizTalk Server 2004 SP1.

Note This problem does not occur with the BizTalk Server 2004 HTTP adapter that is included in the original release version of BizTalk Server 2004.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


To apply this hotfix, you must have BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on your computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   02-Mar-2005  23:24  3.0.6108.0         69,632  Microsoft.biztalk.httptransport.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 895107 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 10:11:16 - Revision: 2.2

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