[whatwg] Form Serialization

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 13:42:08 PDT 2007

Most libraries now are providing a way to serialize a form.

It would be useful to have:


HTMLFormElement.prototype.toJSONString would return an object literal
that contains the enabled (not readonly) form element names as keys
and an array for each key's value.

aForm.getDataString() would return a serialized data set
representation of the form's successful controls. It would look just
like what you see in a GET query string or a POST body.

This does not cover binary files. Is it feasible to serialize a file?

This does not cover setting values, only reading them.


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