[whatwg] [WF2] action="mailto:" - encoding spaces
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Oct 29 00:42:17 PDT 2008
On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Michael A. Puls II wrote:
> Question though.
> What about the method="POST" case where the query string is kept?
> For example:
> <form action="mailto:?subject=1+2" method="POST">
> <input type="text" name="body" value="1+2">
> <input type="text" name="other" value="1 2">
> <input type="submit">
> 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)
The idea is that the same thing as would be posted to an HTTP server is
what is sent using the e-mail body, so I think we'd want the exact same
"+" behavior as normally.
> 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?
I don't think that's really necessary; UAs are free to implement e-mails
however they like really.
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