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RE: UTF-8 transfers from browser forms to servers

From: Paul Deuter <PaulD@plumtree.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:16:58 -0500
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To: www-international@w3.org

If the html page is set to UTF-8, then text typed into a form
will be encoded in UTF-8 and sent back to the server in UTF-8.

In addition, the UTF-8 octets will be %HH encoded.  So the
server will actually receive a string that has sequences of %HH
that represent UTF-8 octets.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Heuer [mailto:dh@onclick.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 10:52 AM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: UTF-8 transfers from browser forms to servers

Hello -

I am not shure if I'm right here but need some information about the
transfer format of a UTF-8 string. If I enter some text into a HTML form
that is set to UTF-8, will the text be sent to the server (and the server
side scripting language) in form of a mix of ISO 8859-1 and UTF-8 codes,
represented with ISO 8859-1 characters, or is there a completely different
format for transfering UTF-8 strings?

Many thanks

Dennis Heuer 
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2003 14:17:12 UTC

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