[whatwg] [WF2] action="mailto:" - encoding spaces
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Dec 2 00:54:34 PST 2008
Ian Hickson wrote:
> I actually can't find where it is defined that the + in an HTTP URI
> represents a space. (I can find where it says that a space is to be
> converted into a +, but not the other way around.)
Where does it say that? Surely not RFC 2616? RFC 3986?
> My understanding, though, is that the convention that + represents a space
> is not part of the URI syntax, but part of the syntax of the format used
> to encode the data into the URI, which for HTTP URIs is generally
> application/x-www-form-urlencoded. But nothing stops this format from
> being used elsewhere, e.g. in the body of an e-mail or a POST submission.
I could be used, but I'm not sure it should. What's the advantage over
representing SP as %20?
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