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From Jeremy Quinn <>
Subject Re: form encoding problems
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 21:10:00 GMT

On Monday, March 3, 2003, at 06:16 PM, Torsten Curdt wrote:

>> 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 :-/

Have a beer, maybe you will remember ;)

>> 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 
>> 'clair' (e-acute).
>> The form comes back with the string now reading 'clair'. (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?

Same way, I just quoted Mozilla because it has a handy 'page info' 

>> 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 ;)

Cheers! Hic! %}

regards Jeremy

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