[whatwg] Re: form charset
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 19 16:41:21 PDT 2005
On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> I understand that the _charset_ field is needed in url encoded requests,
> since any encoding can be chosen through accept-charset and there is no
> other way to know the encoding.
_charset_ is a horrible solution to a problem that (as you point out)
should just be solved by UTF-8.
However, in practice sites depend on it because IE does it, and so I
included it in the spec so that other vendors had something to refer to
when dealing with customer demands.
> However, the only legal value in accept-charset should be utf8 when the
> method is GET.
Fair enough. Added.
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