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Re: Background information on GET and XForms (was: GET should be enco uraged...)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 24 Jan 2002 16:25:21 -0600
To: Micah Dubinko <MDubinko@cardiff.com>
Cc: "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>, "David E. Cleary ""(E-mail)" <davec@progress.com>, "'paul@prescod.net'" <paul@prescod.net>, "'chris@w3.org'" <chris@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1011911122.3709.89.camel@dirk>
On Thu, 2002-01-24 at 15:42, Micah Dubinko wrote:
[...]
> Comments?

At a glance, this looks great!

> Suggested Resolution:
> 
> XForms should adopt a slightly modified urlencoding process using [4] as a
> guide. Only UTF-8 encoding should be used for characters disallowed in URI
> references (instead of following the encoding of the containing document, as
> commonly implemented).
> 
> The XForms document should clearly spell out that:
> 
> * urlencoding is not encouraged for large amounts of data
> * urlencoding is not suitable for sensitive data that would appear in the
> URI and server logs
> * this urlencoding approach is an improvement from current practice, and
> thus might not be compatible with some implementations that expect an
> OS-specific encoding
> 
> With this approach to urlencoding, no reason remains to deprecate GET. The
> wording to that effect should be removed.
> 
> 
> .micah
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-forms/2001JulSep/0752.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-forms-req#from-html4
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-forms/2001OctDec/0033.html
> [4] http://www.w3.org/International/2001/draft-masinter-url-i18n-08.txt
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