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Re: a minor typographical error

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 09:37:54 +0900
To: rz@iki.fi
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <19991230093754W.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Hello Sami,

Sami Korhonen <rz@iki.fi> wrote:

> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-5">
> 
> There is one " missing, it should read:
> 
> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset="ISO-8859-5">

No, the specification is correct.  You don't have to quote values of
charset parameter (you MAY quote, though).  If you want to quote the
value, it should be something like:

  <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content='text/html; charset="ISO-8859-5"'>

For more information about charset parameter, take a look at "3.4
Character Sets" of RFC 2616 and "4.1.2.  Charset Parameter" of RFC 2046.
And "5.1.  Syntax of the Content-Type Header Field" of RFC 2045 explains
the formal syntax of the Content-Type field, and it includes a note on
quoted strings.

Regards,
-- 
Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 29 December 1999 19:38:18 GMT

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