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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: form encoding problems
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 18:16:39 GMT
> Hi All,
> This is possibly a trivial mistake ... but I never came across it before.

I recall a similiar problem a long time ago. I solved it by changing
some of the HTML serializer settings. The form encoding was fine in IE 
but crap in NS/Mozilla. Sorry, cannot really remember what is was :-/

> I have a search form for searching Lucene. Mozilla confirms the page is 
> in UTF-8 encoding.
> I enter a string with accented characters into the query field. eg 
> 'éclair' (e-acute).
> The form comes back with the string now reading 'éclair'. (A-tilde, 
> Copyright sign). Mozilla says the encoding is still UTF-8. (The value 
> has been picked up by an InputModule and fed via the SiteMap to XSLT).
> The query string in the URL reads 'query=%C3%A9clair', which are the 
> unicodes for 'A-tilde' and 'Copyright' characters. (Which would imply to 
> me that the Browser incorrectly encoded the query.)

How do other browsers behave?

> This makes me feel like I have done something really dumb, but I cannot 
> work out what ;)

Well, good luck :)

> Any suggestions?

Have a beer and then come back - maybe you'll see it then ;)


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