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browsers sending numeric character references.

From: Michael Monaghan <Michael.Monaghan@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 16:06:31 -0500
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-id: <406DD5D7.202@sun.com>

Hello,

I've been testing what happens when you input say, Japanese text into a form on an ISO-1 
encoded page.
Specifically I'm interested in what the browser actually sends to the receiving script.


It appears that in the above situation, some browsers submit NCRs instead of the japanese 
text - presumably a way of maintaining the integrity of the data. Examples of browsers 
that do this are mozilla1.2.1/solaris mozilla1.6/XP, IE6/XP.

Examples of browsers that don't send NCRs are IE5.2/Mac, Safari1.2/Mac.

Is encoding the query string using character entities  covered in some IETF/W3 spec?

thanks,

PS - I know utf-8 encoded pages would solve the above issue ...

-mm




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