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Re: [XHR] Some comments on "charset" in the Content-Type header

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:58:35 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: "WebApps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u1o2nxiw64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:51:45 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 10/12/09 5:06 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> FWIW, this is what I've done now. It gives authors a reasonable level of
>> control over the Content-Type header, it does make sure an incorrect
>> charset parameter is fixed, and includes a charset parameter and MIME
>> type if the author did not include a Content-Type header.
>
> Note that it also makes it a PITA for authors to correctly send their  
> XHTML document as application/xhtml+xml with the right charset set.  But  
> if that's ok....

If you do something as simple as

   application/xhtml+xml;charset=utf-8

it will be corrected so it should be fine.

However, it is not clear to me why you'd want a charset parameter for XML  
resources to begin with. The metadata the XML parser can extract is much  
more likely to be correct.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 15:59:31 GMT

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