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Re: charset issues

From: Martin J. Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 17:00:14 +0100 (MET)
To: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, Drazen.Kacar@public.srce.hr, J.Larmouth@iti.salford.ac.uk, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.961211165706.245I-100000@enoshima>
On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Erik van der Poel wrote:

> 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?

A discussion with Francois some evening in Sevilla revealed that
probably the main function of the ACCEPT-CHARSET attribute on
fields will be to smoth the transition to UTF-8 in URLs (query
part in a GET request).

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Wednesday, 11 December 1996 11:02:33 UTC

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