Re: It was IE (re: Unicode SGML entities in application/x-www-form-urlencoded)

From: Misha Wolf (
Date: Mon Apr 20 1998 - 06:46:23 EDT

Adrian Havill wrote:

> A lot of character-encoding code inside CGIs needs to be updated (a minor
> update, but...), and I was wondering if this is a feature that will be appearing
> on other browsers... in other words, will Unicode escaped in SGML entity form
> (&#xxxxx;) become a standard way to extend application/x-www-form-urlencoded
> (which really shouldn't be used once multipart/form-data is universal, but it is
> and won't go away for a while until all browsers can handle multipart/form-data)
> to handle characters that don't "fit"?

Please don't use &#xxxxx; as a placeholder for a decimal NCR (numeric
character reference) as both HTML 4.0 and XML use &#xnnnnn; [note the "x"]
to represent hexadecimal NCRs. All the following represent the same


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