[Owasp-guide] Is this right ?

Engebråten Are AreE at Arrive.no
Mon Oct 31 07:34:38 EDT 2011

I am reading the guide at :

On page 189, it says :
HTTP Posts. Interesting tidbit: All HTTP posts are required to be ISO 8859-1, which will
lose data for most double byte character sets. You must test your application with your
supported browsers to determine if they pass in fully encoded double byte characters

Can anyone tell me where this requirement comes from ? I have always been of the impression that UTF8 is rather commonly in use for HTTP posts, and that there is no rule saying you cannot use that, or other encodings for that matter.

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