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Re: FYI: application/www-form-urlencoded

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 11:29:57 -0700
Message-Id: <E7300EEF-7C45-43A8-8D27-4FEF7E03909D@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

Hi Bjoern,

I haven't looked at this deeply yet, but I'm very glad you're doing  
this; it's much-needed.

One immediate area of concern; some other uses of the "x-" prefix are  
optional, and it may be that some software is out there that  
recognises "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" and "application/www- 
form-urlencoded".

Have you looked into this, or considered using a more distinct  
subtype to avoid such problems?

(I'm not saying it's a definite problem, it just may crop up).

Cheers,


On 2006/09/28, at 10:49 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
>   http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-hoehrmann-urlencoded/ (or  
> [1])
> defines application/www-form-urlencoded, a variant of the discouraged
> application/x-www-form-urlencoded format. A list of semi-open  
> issues is
> at <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2006Sep/ 
> 0029.html>.
>
> I believe the document is almost ready for IETF Last Call. Let me know
> if you have any comments or questions, though please see the issue  
> list
> above first.
>
>   [1] http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoehrmann- 
> urlencoded-00.txt
>
> Thanks,
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