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[whatwg] Re: form charset

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 23:41:21 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0504192336490.7599@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Olav Junker Kj?r wrote:
>
> I understand that the _charset_ field is needed in url encoded requests, 
> since any encoding can be chosen through accept-charset and there is no 
> other way to know the encoding.

_charset_ is a horrible solution to a problem that (as you point out) 
should just be solved by UTF-8.

However, in practice sites depend on it because IE does it, and so I 
included it in the spec so that other vendors had something to refer to 
when dealing with customer demands.


> However, the only legal value in accept-charset should be utf8 when the 
> method is GET.

Fair enough. Added.

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