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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@NetVision.net.il>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 21:45:57 +0200
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To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
At 07:24 11/12/96 PST, Larry Masinter wrote:
># 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.

See RFC 1556. I guess the HTTP spec should be expanded to cover the bidi
attributes. I am not sure that users of 8859-6 (Arabic) actually follow this


Jonathan Rosenne
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