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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Albert Lunde <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 18:33:22 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199612060033.AA236362402@merle.acns.nwu.edu>
To: www-international@w3.org
> > # The ISO-8859-1 character set can be assumed to be acceptable to all
> > # user agents.
> 
> Come on, that was political compromise. ISO 8859-5 terminal can't
> represent iso-8859-1 with q=1.0. User agent can do necessary translations,
> but what actually gets displayed is not the same as on ISO 8859-1
> terminal.

It may be a compromise, but it also has to to with a technical
requirement/assumption: the HTML 2.0 and HTTP specs were pretty much 
crafted so that all user agents are required to support ISO-8859-1
as a least-common-denominator. 

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    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu
Received on Thursday, 5 December 1996 19:33:10 GMT

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