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URL vs URI in PR-html40-971205 (in re Forms)

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 18:08:21 +0900
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Cc: w3c-html-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <19971209180821S.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Hi HTML4 editors,

I've been reading PR-html40-971205 and checked minutes of HTML WG
teleconference on Dec 4, and found that the term URL has changed to URI
throughout the spec.  It's fine, but I have a question regarding Forms.

As of PR-html40-971121, the default value for ENCTYPE attribute of
FORM element was defined as:

  enctype     %ContentType;  "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"

and in PR-html40-971205, it has changed to:

  enctype     %ContentType;  "application/x-www-form-uriencoded"

but there's no mention about this change.

You know, "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" has been used for a long
time, and has significant implementation support.  On the other hand,
"application/x-www-form-uriencoded" has been used nowhere, I guess.
If you choose URI rather than URL, changing it might be more consistent
approach, but I'm not sure if changing it at this last stage is such
a good thing.  So I just want to make sure: Is it really the consensus
of HTML WG?

If so, I suggest you should mention this change in the spec, at least
on Appendix A.3: "Chanegs to Forms".

And, in PR-html40-971205/interact/forms.html#h-17.13.3.4 (p.231 in
PS version), there's a description like:

               o Else, if the value of enctype is the default value or
                 "application/x-www-uriencoded", the user agent conducts
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                 an HTTP POST transaction using the value of action and a
                 message body of type "application/x-www-form-uriencoded".

I've checked previous versions, and it has been there since
WD-html40-970917. Is it intentional, or just a typo?


P.S.
Other minor editorial issues:

* DOCTYPE of PR-html40-971205/translations.html specifies HTML 3.2, but
  I think it should use HTML 4.0 (because this is HTML 4.0 spec :-).

* On line 58 of PR-html40-971205/translations.html, there's a typo:
    <li>Eleazar Gonzalez &tl;eleazar@ix.netcom.com&gt;
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Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 9 December 1997 04:08:42 GMT

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