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Re: Encoding XML in URIs

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 21:33:00 -0700
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010905213255.A1758@mnot.net>

Ahh; of course. It isn't explicitly called out as a MIME type, but
the name is a pretty good hint. I didn't see the context in 11.5.

Need more sleep...



On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 09:25:46PM -0700, Larry Masinter wrote:
> I think this discussion is based on a misapprehension:
> 
> >
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xforms-20010828/slice11.html#rpm-send-urlencode
> d
> 
> is not about encoding XML in URIs at all, it's about encoding
> form data (the result of filling out a form), and as section 11.5.1
> point 5 notes, "Instance data is delivered over the network as
> an HTTP POST".
> 
> The MIME type "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" uses the
> _encoding method_ of URLs (%XX).
> 
> Frankly, I think application/x-www-form-urlencoded is a legacy
> design with much awkward baggage that has less place in
> XForms than <BLINK> has in XHTML.
> 
> 
> > IMHO there are still fundamental and practical issues with this use
> > of URIs, and personally I think this is something the TAG should
> > address as soon as it gets instantiated, as it seems to be of
> > interest in more than one context.
> 
> Since this isn't "a use of URIs" per se, I'm not sure there's
> an issue.
> 
> Larry
> --
> http://larry.masinter.net
> 

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