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encoding of characters in query parameters, was: Confusing use of "URI" to refer to IRIs, and IRI handling in the DOM

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:29:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4868B57D.2030604@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
>> Understood again, but maybe it makes sense to ask the question again, 
>> now that all browser vendors are actually part of the same 
>> specification effort.
> 
> To my knowledge, using the page encoding for the query part of the URL 
> is still required for interoperability with a number of servers. We 
> would not be willing to break those servers.
> ...

OK, thanks for letting us know.

Would you consider supporting a document-wide opt-in to use UTF-8 though?

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 30 June 2008 13:55:27 GMT

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