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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 17:02:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: "kuro@sonic.net" <kuro@sonic.net>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.56.0309111641330.21065@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, KUROSAKA Teruhiko wrote:
> In that case (accept-charset does not include Unicode charsets),
> the best "solution" may be simply replace those
> out-of-charset characters with a replacement character,
> probably '?', on transmission.

This is what Opera currently does.

> Do you have a particular use case where sending the
> out-of-charset characters may be benefitial?

Not really.

Opera has received complaints that, e.g. on www.aqua-soft.org, users who
have signed up using Internet Explorer or Mozilla and included non-latin1
characters in their username, cannot log in with Opera, because the
different browsers differ in their handling of out-of-charset characters.

Hence the need for some sort of decision as to what UAs should do.

Ideally, this would be a normative errata to some spec (e.g. HTML4), so
that all UAs still in active development could change to be interoperable.

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