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Re: charset issues

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996 11:24:06 -0800
Message-ID: <32A872D6.4FD0@netscape.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
CC: Drazen.Kacar@public.srce.hr, J.Larmouth@iti.salford.ac.uk, www-international@w3.org
Larry Masinter wrote:
> 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".

How about the ACCEPT-CHARSET parameter mentioned in the HTML i18n draft?
Can this be used by the server to indicate that the client should label
the charset in the urlencoded response?

Received on Friday, 6 December 1996 14:26:23 UTC

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