Re: FORM ENCTYPE=multipart/www-form (was: Toward closure on HTML)

Jay C. Weber (weber@eit.COM)
Wed, 6 Apr 94 10:24:28 PDT

> From: (William M. Perry)
> But who decides when something should be moved from the
> application/www-form-url-encoded block to a block of its own? Simply
> saying 'only textarea, scribble, audio, and image/*' might not be 100%
> accurate. What happens when there is a very long 'text' block? It is
> conceivable if someone doesn't put a MAXLENGTH into an <input type=text>
> that someone could type in 10000 characters (I believe that was the default
> Maxlength attribute).

That choice can be made entirely by the client, which could get arbitrarily
sophisticated, but I suspect it will end up being a matter of programming
convenience. In that case, I think all <input type=text> fields will end
up in catch-all blocks. Won't matter much to servers, it's just a minor
change of overhead.