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   Re: IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: chris@w3.org
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 22:28:41 -0500 (EST)

Chris Lilley scripsit:

> Okay. But does RFC 2376 conflict with the XML 1.0 Recommendation?

The Recommendation basically says "We yield to the RFC once it is

> > When the charset parameter is not specified, it is assumed as US-ASCII. 
> Wow. So, what this RFC says is that, when used in email and on HTTP, the
> encoding declaration is *always ignored*.

Unfortunately this is a side effect of the rules for the media type
"text/*", which says that the default value of "charset" is always US-ASCII.
The alternative is to use "application/xml", which has no such
obnoxious rule.

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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