[whatwg] multipart/form-data filename encoding: unicode and special characters

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu May 3 14:09:43 PDT 2012

On Tue, 01 May 2012 18:12:36 -0700, Evan Jones <evanj at csail.mit.edu> wrote:
> … this seems contradictory: Encode using RFC 2388, but do not using the  
> encoding suggested by the RFC. Worse, no browser actually follows the  
> RFC (e.g. they all use UTF-8 encoded parameter values), so that doesn't  
> seem like the right answer. Is there a way out of this mess?

Yes. I think we should define multipart/form-data directly in HTML and  
thereby obsolete http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2388 as it is outdated and  
not maintained.

Anne van Kesteren

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