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Handling of charset

From: Olly Betts <olly@muscat.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 12:24:03 +0000
Message-ID: <19971125122404.6608.qmail@noxious.muscat.co.uk>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
I've been having a look at the 1.1c version of Amaya on Linux.  X server is
XFree86 in case that's relevant.

However, Amaya seems to totally ignore the charset parameter on the HTTP
Content-Type header and always assumes iso-8859-1.  This seems to contravene
the HTTP/1.1 spec (RFC 2068), section 3.7.1:

  "HTTP/1.1 recipients MUST respect the charset label provided by the
  sender; [...]"

(See <URL:http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2068/rfc2068> for full text).

Admittedly Amaya's HTTP request says HTTP/1.0, but the documentation on
www.w3.org appears to say it supports HTTP/1.1.

Also, Amaya doesn't recognise "&uml;", and the warning message displayed to
the console reports 'Invalid entity "&um"' (i.e. it misses off the 'l').

Here are some example pages to play with:

http://noxious.muscat.com/~olly/entity/

This has the same sample text available with the server configured to report
different character sets.

Cheers,
Olly
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 1997 07:31:51 UTC

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