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

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> Preferably without.

Notepad of Windows 2000 always attaches the Unicode signature.

Bjoern proposed that (1) no changes to MIME or HTTP, (2) "XML can just go and mandate UTF-8".  
I think that (2) is inconsistent with (1).  (By the way, strictly speaking, HTTP is 
not MIME but MIME-like.)   

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>  And who cares about consistency? 

IETF (especially the IESG, which endorses RFCs) does.