[whatwg] New URL Standard

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 25 19:53:24 PDT 2012

On 9/25/12 10:36 PM, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> You usually don't care about the resulting order in that case, right?

It's not uncommon for servers to depend on a particular order of 
parameters in the query string and totally fail when the ordering is 
different.  Especially the sort of servers that have a .exe for their 
CGI instead of using an off-the-shelf CGI library.

> When do you care about being able to specifically create (or
> distinguish) "a=1&b=2" vs. "b=2&a=1"

Whenever the server will barf on one of them?  ;)


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