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

> 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? 

Every MIME text/* type defaults to ASCII, period.
Using another encoding means needing "charset=...".

HTTP isn't exactly MIME, and that's the root cause of
all the confusion here.  Someone made HTML/HTTP
use MIME but change that default to ISO-8859-1.
Caused LOTS of confusion, such as this very discussion.

Think of HTML/HTTP as the only broken thing, and
then everything is consistent and makes sense.

- Dave