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Form parameter encoding with SSL

From: Christoph Ender <chrender@wetterau.de>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 12:17:44 +0100 (MET)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9912161211110.19380-100000@abakus.moondock>


I'd like to call a CGI-Script from a hyperlink, e.g.:
<a href="http://server/cgiscript?param=value">

The parameter/value-pairs should be encoded when delivering
them to the server. I'm using SSL for security. My problem
is that I couldn't find a statement wheter parameters
in a form submission are encoded. The GET method appends
parameters directly to the URL so I cound imagine they
are not encoded, only the requested document.

Mybe POST parameters are encoded since they're sent after
the initial request. If so, is there a simple solution
to call a POST-Script with parameters directly from a

Thanks in advance,
Received on Thursday, 16 December 1999 06:13:56 UTC

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