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Re: Character encoding of linked HTML pages

From: Herwig Feichtinger <hf@isdn-capi.de>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:44:12 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <34098254741454@shamrock>
To: dom@w3.org, jrabin@mtld.mobi
Cc: public-mobileok-checker@w3.org

Hello Jo,
in fact the _linked_ document is a pure HTML page (in the
case discussed here), not an XML or XHTML document. Its MIME
type is text/html. Thus it should be OK to use a http-equiv
header line for declaring the character encoding instead
of a line in the HTTP header.

But I agree that it would cost more resources to read the
complete HTML page using a HTTP GET command and then scan
its <head> portion for http-equiv instead of simply checking
the HTTP response with a HEAD command (assuming that this
is what the Mobile Checker does).

Received on Friday, 18 January 2008 12:44:37 UTC

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