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Re: charset issues

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 09:38:24 PST
To: Drazen.Kacar@public.srce.hr
CC: J.Larmouth@iti.salford.ac.uk, www-international@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Dec6.103824pdt."135"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
If you use ENCTYPE=application/form-data, the form data from a POST
can be labelled correctly.

For POST with ENCTYPE=application/x-www-form-urlencoded, there is no
simple way to label the charset. I propose that HTML be modified so
that the very special construct:

<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=charset>

i.e., a form with a hidden field with the field name "charset" be
interpreted as "supply the charset used for encoding the values".

Received on Friday, 6 December 1996 13:49:46 UTC

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