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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: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 17:36:07 +0100
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t55xqhu964w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:18:51 +0100, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> 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? Is there any spec that disallows them in text types?

There's a spec that suggests they don't have defined meaning:


(Ironically their server is misconfigured to serve that as text/html so  
you'd have to view source...)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2008 16:32:26 UTC

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