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Re: several messages

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 23:21:03 +0200
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <3f8d709f.1761882673@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Ian Hickson wrote:
>Proposal:
>
>   If the form data set contains characters that are outside the
>   acceptable submission character sets, the user agent SHOULD inform
>   the user that his submission will be changed, for example using a
>   dialog in the form:
>   [...]
>   If the submission is not cancelled, the user agent MUST replace
>   each character that is not in the submission character set with a
>   single replacement character, either U+FFFD, "?", or some other
>   character depending on the availability of characters in the
>   submission character set.
>
>I would recommend inserting this into HTML 4.01 section 17.13.3, or
>into an XHTML forms module if we want to be forward-looking instead.

Note that GET submissions are limited to US-ASCII; by your proposal it
would be impossible to search for "Björn" on Google while it currently
is just undefined what happens if I try.
Received on Friday, 19 September 2003 17:21:21 GMT

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