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Re: _charset_ (was RE: form submission and chars. outside the reper. of ...)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 14:38:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0309221435180.15992@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Francois Yergeau wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Finally, I propose that section 17.3.2 gain a new list item, namely:
> >
> >    * Controls of type 'hidden' with the name '_charset_' whose value
> >      is the empty string are always successful, and have a value equal
> >      to the name of character set used for submission.
>
> Question, rather: why the "whose value is the empty string" condition?  I
> don't quite see the rationale and it doesn't match the current behaviour of
> Mozilla and IE.

It was intended to match the behaviour of Mozilla and IE. If they don't do
that, then just "Controls of type 'hidden' with the name '_charset_' are
always successful and have a value equal to the name of character set used
for submission (irrespective of the value attribute).".

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