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Re: Using unicode or MBCS characters in forms

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 01:55:50 GMT
Message-Id: <199606210155.BAA02434@wiley.EBT.COM>
To: erik@netscape.com
Cc: gra@zeppo.east.sun.com, JMHX.DSKPO33C@dskbgw1.itg.ti.com, www-international@w3.org
>Yes, it is a pity that servers still do not send out the charset
>parameter. Our servers do send it out if configured to do so. Maybe we
>need to make it easier for the server administrators to configure the
>charset, perhaps with more automation. However, many people are using
>other servers. These people need to be educated too.

This is correct. It amazes me the probably 99.9% of web sites in Japan
work in such a kludgy manner. It's more surprising that users accept

It's interesting to note that Apache probably is the most widely used
server, and that it's *.asis document type does allow you to set
charset param easily. My proposed *.mim type was another answer to

We are working on a plugin to netscape etc. that tries to adapt to
client preferences, but given the current situation with browsers, it
is virtually impossible to have a truly multilingual web site.
Received on Thursday, 20 June 1996 21:57:55 UTC

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