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Re: Investigate expected results to http://www.hixie.ch/tests/adhoc/http/content-type/sniffing/ tests in collaboration with the IETF HTTP WG (ACTION-44)

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 16:30:30 +0000
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080207163030.GB10489@stripey.com>

Julian Reschke writes:

> Smylers wrote:
> 
> > That mail points out that none of the characters are > 127, which is
> > correct.  However, test 16 does contain several characters < 32 (and
> > which aren't tabs or line-breaks); these are not normally considered
> > to be plain text.
> 
> By whom?

Sorry, I was speaking informally about "plain text", in the sense that
at least many people would expect that to be text for human consumption,
where control codes such as ^A, ^B, ^C aren't meaningful.

It's possible that text/plain has a defined technical meaning, and
perhaps it does permit such characters, but my interpretation of test 16
is that those control characters are what it was referring to.

Smylers
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2008 16:30:52 UTC

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