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Re: [xml-dev] Text/xml with omitted charset parameter

* Tim Bray wrote:
>At 02:28 PM 26/10/01 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> From: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
>>> So, who tells me I
>>> am wrong and text/xml documents without charset parameter may still be
>>> UTF-8 encoded (and use non-ASCII characters)? ...
>>The only ways out of encoding hell are:
>Actually, XML *improves* the situation.

An improvement would have been to say only the XML declaration or text
declarations in external entities matter, other information is ignored
unless set explicitly, conforming processors most not assume anything,
rules are defined in XML 1.0, content providers should never ever use
text/xml for XML documents. XML improves only the situation on your
local hard drive, XML in MIME envoirements (read: XML on the Web)
deteriorates the situation and that's very disappointing.
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