Re: Addition to the FORM tag

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 08:15:38 -0500


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From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: "Dave the Magni" <darsal@tezcat.com>
Cc: "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Addition to the FORM tag
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 08:15:38 -0500

| Second, it's not a great idea.  Even the browsers which allow this
have
| only gone halfway in the execution and have shown no sign of getting
it
| "right".  One would expect that the form data would be reduced to
ASCII
| and placed in the body of an email message, but in fact it is URL
| encoded.

Do you propose they do it some otherway...

| This is fine for forms where the action sends the data to a script,
but
| it is not helpful for people.  It also has the drawback of
eliminating
| any HTTP response to the sending of the form data, which confuses
some
| users into thinking that the form was not sent and sending it again.

anyone who writes HTML had better learn a lot about ESCAPING... its a
nescecary evil, even in EMAIL...  URL encoding is more reliable than
using MIME...