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Re: Form submission when successful controls contain characters outside the submission character set

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 13:46:25 +0000 (UTC)
To: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Cc: Jungshik Shin <jshin@i18nl10n.com>, "kuro@sonic.net" <kuro@sonic.net>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.56.0309111344390.21065@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, John Cowan wrote:
>>
>>   Obviously, we can't do that for GET(there's no C-T header for
>> GET. Currently MS IE and Mozilla use a proprieatary '_charset_' for this
>> purpose only when the hidden field of '_charset_' is present in the form).
>
> IMHO this should be documented and treated as best practice.  Browsers should
> not of course invoke a new charset unless they have to.  In this way, the server
> can recover from the garbling by treating what it gets as octets and doing its
> own character decoding.

Unfortunately this still doesn't cover the case where '_charset_' is _not_
mentioned in the form (since sending the parameter in that case may
confuse the server).

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