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Re: Warnings, RFC 1522, and ISO-8859-1

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 21:05:15 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199612272005.VAA12819@wsooti04.win.tue.nl>
To: Francois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Francois Yergeau:
>
>># 2) All clients can be assumed to support ISO 8859-1.
[...]
> Yet conforming 1.1 servers can simply assume
>(wrongly) that all 1.0 clients support 8859-1 (#2 above), resulting in bad
>interoperability.

1.1 servers can _not_ assume that all 1.0 clients support 8859-1.  The
#2 above is the assumption for what all 1.1 clients accept.

When trying to interoperate with a 1.0 client, a 1.1 server should use
the 1.0 spec.  There is nothing in the 1.0 spec which allows you to
assume that all 1.0 clients support a particular character set.

Koen.
Received on Friday, 3 January 1997 15:19:41 EST

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