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Comments about section 4.16.3.1 MIME Tags

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 16:35:27 +0900
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To: public-i18n-ws@w3.org

I have had a short look at section 4.16.3.1 MIME Tags.
It is extremely unprecise in its use of terminology.

Examples:

charset attribute -> charset parameter
MIME tag -> [probably] MIME header
internal charset tag -> internal character encoding information
(please check others)

Also, the sentence: "If the attachment contains an internal charset tag,
the MIME charset parameter should be omitted to avoid an inadvertent mismatch."
is dangerous, because for a MIME type of text/xml or text/....+xml,
there is a strict default of US-ASCII.


Regards,    Martin.
Received on Friday, 18 June 2004 08:24:26 UTC

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