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re-revised last last words

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 15:38:46 PDT
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Jul3.153846pdt."2733"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
This fixes Roy's nits and another couple that turned up when I read
this out loud to Jim.
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# Some HTTP/1.0 servers have sent a Content-Type header without a
# charset parameter to mean "recipient should guess".  This is
# inappropriate behavior, and HTTP/1.1 servers MUST NOT omit the
# charset parameter of text media unless the charset of the data is
# ISO-8859-1 (or the US-ASCII subset).
#
# Unfortunately, some older HTTP/1.0 clients did not deal properly
# with an explicit charset parameter.  Senders MAY include a charset
# parameter even when the charset is ISO-8859-1 and SHOULD do so when
# it is known that it will not confuse the recipient.  HTTP/1.1
# recipients MUST respect the charset label provided by the sender;
# those user agents that have a provision to "guess" a charset MUST
# use the charset from the content-type field if they support that
# charset, rather than the recipient's preference, when initially
# displaying a document.
Received on Wednesday, 3 July 1996 15:45:05 EDT

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