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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 22:35:21 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <9612042235.ZM16070@grommit.inria.fr>
To: erik@netscape.com
Cc: Alan Barrett/DUB/Lotus <Alan_Barrett/DUB/Lotus.LOTUSINT@crd.lotus.com>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>, bobj <bobj@netscape.com>, wjs <wjs@netscape.com>, Ed Batutis/CAM /Lotus <Ed_Batutis/CAM/Lotus@crd.lotus.com>
On Dec 4,  1:19pm, Erik van der Poel wrote:

> > > Servers cannot send UTF-8 to clients unless they know that the client is
> > > capable of decoding it
> >
> > which is indicated by the client sending an Accept-Charset. Quite.
> I don't like the tone of this. I've known you personally for a (little)
> while, and I doubt that you intended it to come across this way.

Erik, if that seemed to have a 'tone' then that was not my intention
at all, sorry if you read it that way.

What I was trying to convey was that we had talked ourselves round to
agreeing that Accept-Charset was essential otherwise how does the server
know what to send?

Chris Lilley, W3C                          [ http://www.w3.org/ ]
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