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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 18:51:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: Alexander Pohoyda <alexander.pohoyda@gmx.net>
Cc: KUROSAKA Teruhiko <kuro@sonic.net>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0309131850340.19231@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Alexander Pohoyda wrote:
>
> For example, web interface of Yahoo!'s mailbox. The page with a mail
> form has no charset defined, so ISO 8859-1 is used by default. This
> way I have no way to send emails in any other charset! If I type
> cyrillic text, that's what I get:
>     ...
>     Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
>     &#1090;&#1077;&#1089;&#1090;
>
> I don't know where this transformation takes place. I use Mozilla
> here.

This is what IE and Mozilla do when you submit characters that aren't in
the submission charset: they convert them to "entities". This, as
previously mentioned in this thread, is horrendous.

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