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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:53:24 -0400
Message-ID: <50626E24.7040802@mit.edu>
To: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 9/25/12 10:36 PM, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> You usually don't care about the resulting order in that case, right?

It's not uncommon for servers to depend on a particular order of 
parameters in the query string and totally fail when the ordering is 
different.  Especially the sort of servers that have a .exe for their 
CGI instead of using an off-the-shelf CGI library.

> When do you care about being able to specifically create (or
> distinguish) "a=1&b=2" vs. "b=2&a=1"

Whenever the server will barf on one of them?  ;)

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 02:53:55 UTC

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