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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: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 18:05:15 +0100
Message-ID: <47AB3A4B.9000403@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:18:51 +0100, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> 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:
> 
>   http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2046

Great, that's what I was looking for.

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

I recommend using the HTMLized versions on tools.ietf.org, so...
<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2046#page-9>.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2008 17:05:29 UTC

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