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Re: WF2: application/x-www-form-urlencoded encoding ill-defined

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:04:39 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0810221544200.1237@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> 
> Dear Web Application Formats Working Group,
> 
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-web-forms-2-20060821/ section 5.3 item 4
> is:
> 
>   Control names and values are escaped. Space characters are replaced by
>   "+" (U+002B), and other non-alphanumeric characters are encoded in the
>   submission character encoding and each resulting byte is replaced by
>   "%HH", a percent sign (U+0025) and two uppercase hexadecimal digits
>   representing the value of the byte.
> 
> This text is rather unclear and incorrect

Woah, good point. I've revamped this in the HTML5 spec. Please let me know 
if the new text is still problematic.

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#application/x-www-form-urlencoded-encoding-algorithm

Cheers,
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