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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.

Larry
Received on Wednesday, 11 December 1996 11:24:38 GMT

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