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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 07:24:34 PST
To: mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch
CC: christw@microsoft.com, garym@softshore.com.au, www-international@w3.org, Alan_Barrett/DUB/Lotus.LOTUSINT@crd.lotus.com
Message-Id: <96Dec11.082434pdt."139"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
# So this is not only a IANA issue. Probably it is not a good idea
# to cast it "in stone" in HTTP 1.1, but if we can come up with
# a reasonable set on this list, and can make it publicly available
# somewhere (W3? the babel site?), it might help a lot.

Actually, an informational RFC that included a full list of charset
tags in use in the Internet today and an explication of the issues
(e.g., such as:

# In addition, for ISO-8859-7 and -8, there is the problem of
# bidirectionality. Given as such, these labels imply visual ordering,
# which may be the best thing for line-oriented mail systems.
# However, for HTML, a variant "charset" parameter (don't know
# its value) has to be used, because HTML does line layout on
# its own and has to get logical ordering and BIDI markup as input.

would be the most useful way to publish this information.

Received on Wednesday, 11 December 1996 11:24:38 UTC

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