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   Re: IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

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  • From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
  • To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 05:35:29 +0200

John Cowan wrote:
> Chris Lilley scripsit:
> > On the contrary; it can suppose that, but having made that supposition
> > it can check it. It can parse the document, using the cp-ebcidic-us
> > conversion from bytes to characters, and having done so it can look in
> > the XML declaration for an encoding declaration, and one of two things
> > happen:
> Remember that I spoke of a client that *cannot* understand EBCDIC
> (because it has no conversion table, say), but perhaps has the 4-byte
> heuristic from Appendix F.

Well in that case, it has to throw an error.

Which situation will not be improved by adding a MIME charset parameter.
If it doesn't understand, it doesn't understand no matter how many times
you tell it.


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