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Re: FYI: application/www-form-urlencoded

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 22:31:01 +0200
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <dnboh2l6fr77khk08uaku2560ajt7ej8mt@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Ian Hickson wrote:
>BTW, the issues list has an issue that reads "the new format is not 
>substantially better, so it won't be implemented anyway". The response 
>lists the benefits of the new format. I agree that the benefits exist. I 
>do not think this contradicts the statement that the new format is "not 
>substantially better". I don't know that there's anything to do about 
>this, I just thought I'd mention it.

Right, I avoided stating the obvious that what is "substantial" and what
is required to convince someone to implement something is typically more
subjective and the proposition as such a fallacy. If you lose sleep over
browsers using & as separator and escaping "/" and ":" without any need,
you might see a substantial benefit, and if you love those properties of
the legacy format, you might see it as a substantial deterioration.

>Could you suggest text for exactly how WF2 should refer to this draft?

I will do so in the context of or once I get to raising a related issue.
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