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Re: Charsets revisited

From: Nickolay Saukh <nms@nns.ru>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 16:15:27 +0300
To: Keld J|rn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <21502.822575727@Alyona.office.nns.ru>
> > By lowest bs rule server will ALWAYS send iso-8859-5 representation
> > because it about two times less then Unicode one (for russian).
> 
> How is this actually implemented? Would that be that for every
> charset that you have the number of characters in there, and
> then you chose the charset of the acccept-charset  with the best fit?
> Where do you have the database?
> 
> I think this is a bit unpractical, also the heuristics of it.
> Maybe it should be that the list of accept-charsets are ordered by
> preference and the first one that fits is the one transferred.
> There should also be fallback rules, if no exact fit is encountered.

This thread started from my question about lack of quality
factor in recent draft for Accept-Charset header.
Received on Thursday, 25 January 1996 05:18:05 EST

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