Re: [ietf-types] The application/www-form-urlencoded format

Bjoern Hoehrmann <> Sun, 26 September 2010 21:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-types] The application/www-form-urlencoded format
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* Martin J. Dürst wrote:
>Can you give some rough information on where 
>application/www-form-urlencoded is implemented or implementation is planned?

Well, that depends on what you would consider an implementation. You can
use it in the `enctype` attribute of the form element in a HTML document
right now (if you use "get" as the method and UTF-8 for the document)
and it will work in most browsers, except they use "&" as separator. The
label as such isn't used anywhere that I know of yet. I do not know of
anyone other than me planning to support the label.

>Also, in many cases, an identifier without x- denotes just the same as 
>the identifier with the x-. I think it would be good if the registration 
>template contained at least a small reminder and pointer to make clear 
>that it's not exactly the same as the x- variant.

As I understand it, IANA does not copy the template to its web site, and
I don't know of anyone else using the templates out of context, and the
form does not really have a field where this could go, so I am reluctant
to do that.
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