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What is the charset of the form data?

From: Aleksandar Susnjar <shule@planetintra.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 23:12:18 -0400
Message-ID: <003b01bfe88a$54d77340$6e8f8d18@wido1.on.home.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
I am almost sure that this is covered by something but I could not find it
defined by any standards...

Is there any STANDARD way (i.e. no tricks) to determine what is the
character set of the form data sent (POST method) by the web browser to the
web server? Of course, this also applies to CGI/xxxAPI/Apache mod
development...

I guess that the browser should also send Content-Type with charset
specified, but it seems that there is someting stopping it on its way...

I know that, by default, the form data is sent in the encoding of the form
itself, but there are cases where the source form is not known ... along
with its encoding...

Regards,

Aleksandar Susnjar
Planet Intra
Received on Friday, 7 July 2000 23:12:31 GMT

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