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Re: Unknown text/* subtypes

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:02:53 +0100
Message-ID: <4767EF2D.2060401@gmx.de>
To: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>
CC: ietf-types@alvestrand.no, www-archive@w3.org

Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>  
>> there's also RFC2616
> 
> Yes, that's an ugly legacy exception...  
>  
>> <http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/issues/#i20>
> 
> ...maybe 2616bis can drop this oddity in favour of a simple
> "unknown text is ASCII" rule.  HTTP oddities shouldn't affect
> MIME registrations, there's no string "2616" in BCP13.

Indeed.

It would be nice if somebody could provide some insight why this ever 
made it into HTTP. Was that just an attempt to allow text/html encoded 
in latin1 to be served without charset parameter?

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 18 December 2007 16:03:07 GMT

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