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Re: Accept-Charset support

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 21:23:39 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199612142023.VAA04779@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: kweide@tezcat.com (Klaus Weide)
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-international@w3.org
Klaus Weide:
>
>On Sun, 8 Dec 1996, Koen Holtman wrote:
>> Klaus Weide:
>> >
>> [...using feature negotiation to negotiate on UTF-8....]
>> 
>> >Maybe it is the most practical way.  But no mechanism is in place yet,
>> >while overloading the language header (and associated inventiveness with
>> >new HTML tags) can be done now... 
>> 
>> Overloading a HTTP header and adding HTML tags will take _much_ more time
>> than waiting for feature negotiation to be in place.
>
>Let's hope so :).  However, with overloading I meant treating 
>{Content,Accept}-Language headers (and related HTML tags or attributes)
>as carrying character repertoire meaning - which is happening now. 
                                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Interesting.  That seems like a very strange thing to do.

Who is doing this and why?  Could you give a pointer?

Koen.
Received on Saturday, 14 December 1996 15:23:32 GMT

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