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HTML 4.01 errata: non-ASCII chars in form-encoding

From: Sean M. Burke <sburke@cpan.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 23:44:46 -0900
Message-ID: <4390097E.8070605@cpan.org>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org

* Section 17.13.4 of "17.13.4 Form content types" of HTML 4.01 ( 
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h- ) helpfully 
links to "Ampersands in URI attribute values"; and there's a good "B.2.1 
Non-ASCII characters in URI attribute values" in the document.  But 
there should really be some explicit discussion (and examples) of how 
form-urlencoding (and multipart/form-data?) should work with non-ASCII 
characters -- just to make clear that it uses the same mechanism as 
B.2.1 describes for URI attribute values.

* Section "B.2.1 Non-ASCII characters in URI attribute values" should 
contain an actual legal example as an alternative to the illegal 
example.  I suggest working these in:
  <A href="http://foo.org/H%C3%A5kon">...</A>
  <A href="http://foo.org/H%E5kon">...</A>

BTW, here's two errata for the Errata page, 

* "MacIntoshes" should be "Macintoshes".

* http://www.robotstxt.org/ should replace the two 
http://info.webcrawler.com/... URLs.


Sean M. Burke   http://search.cpan.org/~sburke/
Received on Friday, 2 December 2005 08:45:10 UTC

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