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Re: Round 3: moving HTTP 1.0 to informational

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 14:17:42 -0500
Message-Id: <199602121917.OAA22242@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: yergeau@alis.ca
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>And with MIME specifically forbidding UCS-2, and HTTP/1.0
>silent about it, the result would be that it would effectively be
>forbidden, perhaps for good, and for no good technical reasons.  This
>is unacceptable, and the language should remain in HTTP/1.0.

While I agree that the language should not be sent out, I should note
that MIME only disallows UCS-2 for text/* types. If you send that data
as application/*, I think it's acceptable (most client will not
recognise it though...).
 
>The bottom line is that in current practice there is no default, and
>IMHO recommended practice should be the same: no default, charset
>compulsory.

Quite. It's a pity we have to standardise behaviour that is
incorrect. 
Received on Monday, 12 February 1996 11:23:21 EST

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