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Re: charset flap

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 05:16:38 -0700
To: Mike McCool <mlm@netscape.com>
Cc: erik@netscape.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9606280516.aa29540@paris.ics.uci.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/990
>> This is an issue for any kind of plugin/API/CGI web server, isn't it?
> Servers already have to look through the headers for the Location:
> and Status: headers anyway.  Adding a Charset: header if one does
> not already exist should not be a problem.

Not quite -- he is suggesting that anything labelled

     Content-type: text/html

be converted to

     Content-type: text/html; charset="x-unknown"

as a requirement for HTTP/1.1 compliance.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Friday, 28 June 1996 05:25:03 UTC

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