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Re: External conformance dependency in forms

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:42:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811011941490.1237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/web-forms-2/#x-www-form-urlencoded
> > Authors must not specify an encoding other than UTF-8 or US-ASCII in the
> > accept-charset attribute when the method used is get and the action
> > indicates an HTTP resource.
> That conformance requirement is not checkable from the bytes of the document
> plus the content-type header when the action is relative as it would depend on
> the base URI in that case. Hence, the conformance status could change
> depending on whether the author puts the document on a server or uploads it to
> a validator.
> This point should probably be given consideration with other external
> conformance dependency issues related to images and such.

I ended up removing this requirement altogether, since there are times 
where you might want to allow it (e.g. if you are expecting to use the 
page on both HTTP and another protocol with different constraints).

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