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

From: Alexander Pohoyda <alexander.pohoyda@gmx.net>
Date: 13 Sep 2003 20:15:37 +0200
To: "KUROSAKA Teruhiko" <kuro@sonic.net>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87isnw4ks6.fsf@oak.pohoyda.family>

KUROSAKA Teruhiko <kuro@bhlab.com> writes:

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

Server-side does not *always* have to understand the input. Sometimes
it would be enough just to know the encoding.

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.

If I type german umlauts, it works as expected, but content type is
still wrong.


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