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

weber@eit.COM (Jay C. Weber)
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 1994 19:27:23 --100
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From: weber@eit.COM (Jay C. Weber)
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Subject: Re: FORM ENCTYPE=multipart/www-form  (was: Toward closure on HTML)
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> 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.