[Web-SIG] Random thoughts
John J Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Mon Nov 3 13:14:42 EST 2003
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003, Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:
> To the best of my understanding, query data has no standard for storing
> fields and values. All it is is "stuff after the question mark"
> and "age" is "55". But if you don't treat it as form data, then there is
> no standard that says you can pass parameters separated by ampresands,
> So based on that I think "form" is actually appropriate.
'querydata' (note the 'data' there) doesn't imply to me the ability to
parse nonstandard query strings (though obviously it should have some
well-defined value when the query string isn't in standard form).
'formdata', though, does imply to me that it contains all data relating to
forms, which would be misleading.
> If you want to get the query string, that should be available as
I suspect that's rare enough that we could expect people to just parse the
request URL themselves, rather than adding yet another attribute.
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