I don't know anymore what to do, so I'm posting this question in good faith getting help...

I have a jaxrpc web service and a regular web application running in weblogic server.

When I'm automatically invoking web service from web application, then characters like are getting lost, instead of them ? is written. But when I invoke the web service from php or independent java client, then everything works. And I can't figure out where's the problem.

public class WebServiceHandler implements Handler {
public boolean handleRequest(MessageContext messageContext) {
SOAPMessageContext smc = (SOAPMessageContext) messageContext;
SOAPMessage msg = smc.getMessage();
SOAPPart sp = msg.getSOAPPart();
SOAPEnvelope se = sp.getEnvelope();
Iterator childElems = se.getChildElements();
while (childElems.hasNext()) {
SOAPElement child = (SOAPElement) childElems.next();
String data = child.toString();

-When I here print out data, then ??? marks are in the text.

return true;
public boolean handleResponse(MessageContext messageContext) {
return false;
public boolean handleFault(MessageContext messageContext) {
return false;
public void init(HandlerInfo handlerInfo) {
public void destroy() {
public QName[] getHeaders() {
return new QName[0];

And web application:
MessageFactory messageFactory = MessageFactory.newInstance();
SOAPMessage message = messageFactory.createMessage();
SOAPPart soapPart = message.getSOAPPart();
SOAPEnvelope envelope = soapPart.getEnvelope();
SOAPBody body = envelope.getBody();
MimeHeaders hh = message.getMimeHeaders();

hh.addHeader("Content-Type", "text/xml; charset=UTF-8");
SOAPHeader header = envelope.getHeader();
SOAPElement bodyElement = body.addChildElement(envelope.createName("funcName"));

SOAPElement element = header.addChildElement("SomeData");

SOAPConnectionFactory soapConnFactory = SOAPConnectionFactory.newInstance();
SOAPConnection connection = soapConnFactory.createConnection();
SOAPMessage reply = connection.call(message, "link");
envelope = reply.getSOAPPart().getEnvelope();
body = envelope.getBody();

Both, in the web application and in the jaxrpc function:
System.getProperty("file.encoding") returns UTF-8.

Any ideas/suggestions?

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Best Regards