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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!"


#3 "looks like" != ==

by Anon

Friday July 30th, 1999 3:37 PM

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Anon is correct. I was giving an example of charset=ISO-8859-1, rather than implying that value is hardcoded. I think people will get the idea. If I get lots of flame mail about Netscape imposing ISO-8859-1 on the entire world, I guess I'll know otherwise ... ;->

Eric