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RE: XHTML questions

From: Ian Graham <igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 10:22:48 -0400
To: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.4.05.10006281015310.119845-100000@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Dave  J Woolley wrote:

> > From:	Ian Graham [SMTP:igraham@smaug.java.utoronto.ca]
> > 
> > <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=...." >
> > 
> 	[DJW:]  That's a hack that was legitimised by the
> 	standards after the fact; one should actually specify it
> 	in the real HTTP header, which always takes precedence. 
> 

Well, yes -- that was the point Chris made at the start of this thread of
[1]. Of course, not all content is delivered by HTTP. File system access
or FTP do not provide content type data, in which case these mechanisms
(encoding values in XML declarations or the meta 'hack' in HTML) are
required functionality.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Jun/0079.html
--
Ian
Received on Wednesday, 28 June 2000 11:55:30 GMT

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