Tres Seaver <> added the comment:

The only "correct" way to decode values in the payload of an HTTP POST request
is to use the charset supplied in the Content-Type header of that request, or
fall back to ISO-8859-1.

RFC 2616, section 3.7.1, says:

  When no explicit charset parameter is provided by the sender, media subtypes
of the "text"
   type are defined to have a default charset value of "ISO-8859-1" when 
received via HTTP.

status: resolved -> chatting

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