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Re: charset Reality Check

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 01:32:46 PST
To: fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <95Jan11.013301pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
>   BTW, Accept-parameter is not useful; charset is the only parameter
>   shared by multiple media types.  We could invent some new parameters,
>   but that only makes the problem worse.  Also, a quality attribute is
>   only useful if we add it to the content-negotiation algorithm --
>   something I would like to avoid (like the plague that it has become).

I think the image/* types might share information about color & size,
just as the text/* types would share information about character sets.
Received on Wednesday, 11 January 1995 01:35:12 EST

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