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Re: ISSUE-28 (http-mime-override): Content type rules in HTML 5 overlaps with the HTTP specification? [HTML Principles/Requirements]

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:45:45 -0600
Message-ID: <479A1239.6030002@mit.edu>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Oh, one more note.  Gecko's sniffing behavior actually had to be changed 
recently.  Unfortunately, the more recent Apache installs changed from 
ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 as the default encoding, without changing the default 
content type behavior.  So at this point, in Gecko, data flagged as "text/plain; 
charset=UTF-8" is also sniffed to see whether it might be binary.  Since all of 
the byte values that trigger the "binary" determination are illegal in UTF-8, as 
far as I can tell, this shouldn't affect any actual UTF-8 text.  It might be a 
good idea to update the tests and the spec if people agree, though.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 25 January 2008 16:45:24 UTC

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