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RE: How browser sents UTf-8 data in request

From: souravm <souravm@infy.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:54:35 +0530
Message-ID: <755FA95DB839D211856B0008C7287D930DE6A929@kecmsg02.ad.infosys.com>
To: "Yung-Fong Tang" <ftang@netscape.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Hi Young,

1. Regarding the point one encoding for Input data can you tell me what
exactly happened then. That is what will be the input encoding for the
text box ? What are the conversions happened in between a japanese
string is typed and it is shown in the text box ? I'm totally confused
regarding this.

2. Secondly, my forms encoding is UTF-8 (thi is set as content type when
the for is sent as the response from a previous request)

3. My forms encoding is UTF-8.
Now why should it depend on browser type ? If a browser supports UTF-8
will it not supposed to to this conversion ?
getCharcaterEncodingType is a method of HTTPServletRequest.


-----Original Message-----
From: Yung-Fong Tang [mailto:ftang@netscape.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 10:10 PM
To: souravm
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: How browser sents UTf-8 data in request

souravm wrote:

>Hi All,
>I've a doubt regarding browser's working 
>Let us assume that I've a HTML form shown in a browser. The response
>which created this form had contect type set as UTF-8 at the header.
>Hence, if I check the emcoding through the tool bar of browser it is
>coming as UTF-8.
>This browser is running on Windows 2K whose current locale is Japanese.
>The Windows 2k has IME support.
>Now if I enter a japanese string in one text box of this form and
>the form my understanding is -
>1. The input data will be actually in Shift_JIS (or the codepage used
>for Japanese locale by the Windows 2K).
how can you know which encoding is for the "input data" ? untill the 
data is store in somewhere, you don't know what the encoding IS. Using a

Japanese locale under windows 2K only mean the ACP is in Shift_JIS. It 
does not mean the Input Method is communicate with the text box in 
Shift_JIS neither mean the text box is in Shift_JIS.

>2. The browser will convert this string from Shift_JIS to UTF-8 before
>sending it to the server.
That is because your FORM is in UTF-8, right ?

>3. In the server if I call the method getCharacterEncodingType of
>request object it will show me UTF-8.
>Can anyone please verify whether above conclusions/understandings are
>proper or not ?
1. too many variables here.
a. what is the encoding of your FORM? shift_jis?
b. which browser are you using ? IE3 ? IE4? IE5 ? IE5 on Mac? Netscape 
1.x? Netscape 2.x ? Netscape 3.x? Netscape 4.x? Netscape 6.x? Opera ?f
c. what is getCharacterEncodingType ??? is that part of a particular 
software package ?

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