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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!"


#2 Charsets of Query Strings

by KlausM

Friday July 30th, 1999 2:25 PM

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It's not quite the same, but similar. Recently I've heard that IE supports UTF8 in query strings. Up to now I had no time to seek thru the RFCs for a corresponding standard. Will Mozilla support Unicode strings (e.g. from text boxes) in query strings?

Klaus