[whatwg] [WF2] action="mailto:" - encoding spaces
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 2 01:04:44 PST 2008
On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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?
HTML4; you cited the exact reference below.
> > 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
> Yes: <http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-184.108.40.206>
> > 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?
None whatsoever, as far as I can tell. That's why people normally use
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