[whatwg] [WF2] action="mailto:" - encoding spaces
Michael A. Puls II
shadow2531 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 00:35:31 PDT 2008
On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:01:33 -0400, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Shadow2531 wrote:
>> In mailto URIs, %20 represents a space.
>> <form action="mailto:">
>> <input name="subject" value="1 2">
>> <input type="submit">
>> If you submit that form, "mailto:?subject=1+2" will be passed to the
>> mail client instead of "mailto:?subject=1%202". This results in "1+2"
>> in the subject field instead of "1 2".
>> Are UAs allowed to use %20 instead so things come out right, or must
>> mail clients decode + to a space? Thunderbird, M2, and Outlook express
>> don't decode +s.
>> RFC2368 is referenced, but it and application/x-www-form-urlencoded
>> that the mailto: form methods are referenced under conflict with each
>> other on whether a space should be encoded to %20 or +.
> Fixed in the HTML5 spec. Thanks.
What about the method="POST" case where the query string is kept?
<form action="mailto:?subject=1+2" method="POST">
<input type="text" name="body" value="1+2">
<input type="text" name="other" value="1 2">
When submitting that, I expect to see:
submitted to the mail client.
The current POST section seems to say that this would be submitted instead:
In other words, I think spaces in values should be emitted as %20 for POST
too and in the case there's a query string present in the action attribute
for POST, any + in the hvalues of the query string should be normalized to
%2B (to be consistent with a + inside a form control's value that gets
converted to %2B)
Also, for POST only, if there isn't a subject hvalue specified in the
action attribute, Firefox will append subject=Form%20Post%20from%20Firefox
so that "Form Post from Firefox" ends up in the mail client's subject
field. Do you think "Form Post from UA" should be specified?
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