[whatwg] Is there any reason for the continued existence of enctype attribute at the form element

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Oct 5 12:36:21 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Mark Kaplun <mark at marksw.com> wrote:
> I have only learned now that there is a "text/palin" option that I have
> never heard of, so maybe I'm wrong, but my impression is that there are only
> two forms of form, a textual and a file upload. IMHO the browser can inspect
> the form before submitting it and decide by itself what is the correct
> encoding to use.

There was also a proposal for "mccain/palin" enctype, but the proposal
died out towards the end of last year.

/ Jonas

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