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Are Your CGIs Ready For HTTP 1.1 CONTENT_TYPE?

Friday July 30th, 1999

Eric Krock of Netscape has a second piece of news to pass along:

"The HTTP 1.0 CONTENT_TYPE line looked like this:

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

The HTTP 1.1 CONTENT_TYPE line looks like this:

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=ISO-8859-1

In the interest of being standards-compliant and supporting multiple languages, Navigator 5 will support this feature of HTTP 1.1. Improperly designed CGI scripts that aren't forward-compatible with this change to the HTTP protocol will need to be fixed to support HTTP 1.1. Make sure your CGI scripts are ready for the HTTP 1.1 CONTENT_TYPE header. Read this new View Source article to find out how!"


#1 Of Charsets and Things

by Anon

Friday July 30th, 1999 10:19 AM

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I hope no-one misreads the story and presumes the presence of "charset=ISO-8859-1" specifically. I think Krock means to indicate that a charset will be present; it may or may not be ISO 8859-1.