It’s just data

Character Encoding and HTML Forms

Joe Gregorio: lacking any other indications, a browser will submit the data from a form using the same character encoding that the page is served in.

This mind blowing statement was embedded in an otherwise interesting article on Atom and Wiki's.  It has caused me to rethink how I serve pages on my weblog, and has caused me to begin the switch to utf-8.  Here's why:

Meanwhile, I've been receiving a lot of good input on my i18n survival guide; once the dust settles, this information will be factored in.