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Re: charset issues



>> I propose that HTML be modified so that the very special construct:
>> <INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=charset>
>> i.e., a form with a hidden field with the field name "charset" be
>> interpreted as "supply the charset used for encoding the values".
>
>If HTML could be changed, perhaps an attribute on the FORM would
>make more sense?

I am probably responsible for this. 

In Seville I showed the kinds of problem we have with DynaWeb, and 
suggested that you could use a "hidden" field to indicate encoding, and 
look at the actual values as just strings of bytes:

  /foo?charset=SHIFT-JIS;value1=%83%54%83%8f%81%5b%83%4e%83%8a%81%5b%83%80

as a hack. The browser would supply the "charset=XXXX" part
automagically. 





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