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Documented the encoding attribute on the HttpRequest class.

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malcolmt committed Aug 11, 2007
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@@ -38,6 +38,14 @@ All attributes except ``session`` should be considered read-only.
elif request.method == 'POST':
+ A string representing the current encoding used to decode form submission
+ data (or ``None``, which means the ``DEFAULT_CHARSET`` setting is used).
+ You can write to this attribute to change the encoding used when accessing
+ the form data. Any subsequent attribute accesses (such as reading from
+ ``GET`` or ``POST``) will use the new ``encoding`` value. Useful if you
+ know the form data is not in the ``DEFAULT_CHARSET`` encoding.
A dictionary-like object containing all given HTTP GET parameters. See the
``QueryDict`` documentation below.

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