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Re: UTF-8 signature in web and email

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 14:02:35 +0100
Message-Id: <200105151521.LAA32678@tux.w3.org>
To: www-international@w3.org
Cc: unicode@unicode.org, Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh@sharif.edu>

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for <www-international@w3.org>.


On 15/05/2001 00:32:24 Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
> Well, I received a UTF-8 email from Microsoft's Dr International today. It
> was a "multipart/alternative", with both the "text/plain" and "text/html"
> in UTF-8. Well, nothing interesting yet, but the interesting point was
> that the HTML version had a UTF-8 signature, but the text version lacked
> it. So, the HTML version had it three times: mime charset as UTF-8,
> UTF-8 signature, and <meta> charset markup.
> Questions:
> 1. What are the current recommendations for these?
> 2. Most important of all, does W3C allow UTF-8 signatures before
> "<!DOCTYPE>"? And if yes, what should be done if they mismatch the
> charset as can be described in the <meta> tag?
> --roozbeh

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