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RE: x-www-form-urlencoded

From: Nic Ferrier <nferrier@tapsellferrier.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 18:24:01 +0000
Message-Id: <sa804240.021@tapsellferrier.co.uk>
To: MDubinko@cardiff.com, www-forms@w3.org
>>> Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com> 06-Feb-01 5:36:56 PM >>>

>The wording could no doubt be clearer, but one issue 
>in our published draft is that the urlencoding specification 
>is 'almost-but-not-quite' conventional urlencoding. 
>The main change is that slashes are placed in the field names,
>like "/PersonName/PersonTitle=Mr"

Right... the document could make it clearer that the question is over
the extra contextual information.

>Would you consider your three arguments to apply 
>even to our modified urlencoding?

I don't see any major problems with your urlencoding scheme.

>Do you forsee any compatibility problems with existing 
>form processing?

Forms don't expect to see a "/" do they. But that's livable with I
feel (it won't take long to convert a script or program to handle the
contextual information).

>Would "conventional urlencoding" (as implemented in 
>browsers today) be preferable?

No. The proposal made in the document pushes us forward without
breaking our legs.

It's fine.

Received on Tuesday, 6 February 2001 13:17:13 UTC

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