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

At 5:27 PM +0900 10/28/01, MURATA Makoto wrote:

>No, there are absolutely no chances for such a change.  Such changes 
>have been tried and failed.  MIME people will never agree to change 
>the default.
>So many e-mail programs use the charset parameter to display MIME entities 
>labelled as text/*.  If the charset parameter is absent, such programs will 
>assume that the MIME entity is us-ascii.  This change will invaliate such 

So is it the case, then, that the default for everything in the text/* tree must be ASCII or 8859-1? It's not possible for the subtype text/xml to provide a different default than the type text? 

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