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[Bug 13354] New: Willful violation of HTTP

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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:37:21 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-13354-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13354

           Summary: Willful violation of HTTP
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mnot@mnot.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


In
<http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/parsing.html#determining-the-character-encoding>,
it says:

"""
Note: This algorithm is a willful violation of the HTTP specification, which
requires that the encoding be assumed to be ISO-8859-1 in the absence of a
character encoding declaration to the contrary, and of RFC 2046, which requires
that the encoding be assumed to be US-ASCII in the absence of a character
encoding declaration to the contrary. This specification's third approach is
motivated by a desire to be maximally compatible with legacy content. [HTTP]
[RFC2046]
"""

It would be more helpful to say that it's a willful violation of RFC2616, but
HTTPbis is changing HTTP to allow this.

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