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Re: LYNX-DEV Chartrans - forms

From: Hynek Med
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Chartrans - forms
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 20:32:03 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 2 Mar 1997, Klaus Weide wrote:

> > text/html;charset=windows-1250  D)ownload, or C)ancel
> > 
> > How nice would it be to have there an I)gnore option too..
> I'll add that to my TODO list.  (Yes, I am starting one.)
> But it shouldn't be necessary as much with chartrans compiled in
> anyway.


> > Well, we do this for normal documents anyway.. Or we could do this only
> > if we know for sure what the document charset is..
> That's an idea.
> (I mean your last sentence.  What do you consider a "normal" document?)

We do perform a charset translation based on a charset we have only

> > > - we may not be able to translate back, or translate not all characters
> > 
> > Do you mean - if your display is US-ASCII you can't do č from it?
> No.  I mean the user may have typed in characters that exist in the
> Display Character Set, but cannot be translated to the server's charset.
> For example if the server sent iso-8859-1, but Drazen types in his name in 
> a form in iso-8859-2.  

Yes, that what I meant (US ASCII doesn't have the C with caron).. 

> > Well.. Still better partial translation than nothing.. 
> That depends on the application, whether partial loss of information is 
> acceptable or be should regarded a fatal error...

Maybe a warning if we aren't able to tranlsate all characters? 


Hynek Med, address@hidden

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