[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 methods and enctypes

Asbjørn Ulsberg asbjorn at tigerstaden.no
Sun Jul 11 09:25:18 PDT 2004

On Sun, 4 Jul 2004 14:28:19 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

>> Would it be possible for Web Forms 2.0 to allow at least PUT and DELETE  
>> in addition to GET and POST as methods for the <form> element?
> Already there are defined in depth:
>    http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#methodAndEnctypes

Ah, ok. Great.

>> Would it also be possible that the Web Forms 2.0 specification allowed
>> additional '@enctype' values, like 'application/atom+xml'?
> If the Atom spec specifies how to convert a Web Forms 2.0 form data set
> into an 'application/atom+xml' encoded form data set, then UAs can
> implement it.

Ok, I'll see if I can specify that somehow. What would your initial  
thoughts be on how to get the WF2 data set into this format:

   <entry version="0.3"
     <title>Atom 0.3 snapshot</title>


     <content type="application/xhtml+xml" mode="xml">
       <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
         <h1>Atom 0.3 snapshot!</h1>

> Here is one example of such a specification:
>    http://whatwg.org/specs/web-forms/current-work/#x-www-form-xml

Ok, this is a very simple serialization; Atom is much more complicated  
than this. I'm not sure that converting from WF2 data set to Atom is  
possible. What do you think?

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