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Re: charset issues

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 18:09:31 -0500
Message-Id: <199612062309.SAA05121@nathaniel.ebt>
To: lee@sq.com
CC: Drazen.Kacar@public.srce.hr, masinter@parc.xerox.com, J.Larmouth@iti.salford.ac.uk, www-international@w3.org
>> 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".
>
>If HTML could be changed, perhaps an attribute on the FORM would
>make more sense?

I am probably responsible for this. 

In Seville I showed the kinds of problem we have with DynaWeb, and 
suggested that you could use a "hidden" field to indicate encoding, and 
look at the actual values as just strings of bytes:

  /foo?charset=SHIFT-JIS;value1=%83%54%83%8f%81%5b%83%4e%83%8a%81%5b%83%80

as a hack. The browser would supply the "charset=XXXX" part
automagically. 
Received on Friday, 6 December 1996 18:11:44 GMT

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