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Re: Form submission when successful controls contain characters outside the submission character set

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 16:44:21 -0700
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200309111644.22340.gtn@rbii.com>

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> Anyone have any other possible solutions? :-)

Good to see that this is *finally* getting some attention, as it's been a 
well-known problem for 10 years or so! [1]

One more possible solution is to include an extra field in the submitted GET 
data that indicates the character encoding of the submitted data.... kind of 
a "hidden field" as it were. 

It might look like:

    GET 
/foo.html?Content-type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded;charset=ancd;field1=abcd;field2=... 
HTTP/1.1

assuming the field is called "Content-type".

1.http://www.mind-to-mind.com/library/papers/multilingual/multilingual-www.html#ID-2BCA821C
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