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Re: Fwd: Content-Disposition and IE

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:52:14 +0900
Message-ID: <4D07141E.1060905@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>


On 2010/12/14 6:18, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 2) It's a bit unfortunate that we had an open question about whether we
> should throw out ISO-8859-1 as REQUIRED encoding in RFC 5987; we asked
> around multiple times, and as we didn't get any clear feedback we
> didn't. So, if you're going to make changes to IE anyway, I'd like to
> encourage you to also implement ISO-8859-1 (it could be done by an
> additional preprocessing step if keeping the legacy code in use is
> really important to you).

What about letting IE do things without ISO-8859-1, and in due time 
removing that from (a succesor of) RFC 5987? ISO-8859-1 for HTTP may 
have been a good idea in 1990, but it has long ago ceased to be anything 
else than a heavy burden.

Regards,   Martin.

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