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Re: expected results for URI encoding tests?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 20:27:34 +0200
Message-ID: <48653116.1070401@gmx.de>
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Philip Taylor wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> It gets really interesting only with form submission, where it's the 
>> browser that's constructing the query part. I really wish we had a way 
>> to force the browser to use UTF-8, *no matter* what the page encoding is.
> Does <form method="GET" accept-charset="utf-8"> do what you want? That 
> results in percent-encoded UTF-8 in all the browsers I've tested, 
> regardless of the document charset.

Thanks a lot Philip. I didn't know that.

That makes the whole problem almost completely uninteresting to me, as 
page producers can simply always send true URLs (plain ASCII). That's a 
bit against the spirit of "IRI everywhere" -- 
<http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/27> -- but hey, that's 
still in state "open" :-).

BR, Julian
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