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

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:20:35 -0500
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AF32509B7A48421692CF61AADA257BF5@T60>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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?

I think the only realistic way of doing that is to encode the document in
UTF-8, regardless of what this specification says. The Content-Type header
(with the charset parameter) would be the opt-in.

Regards,
Brian
Received on Monday, 30 June 2008 14:21:15 UTC

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