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Re: what should the charset be in the response to the server

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 11:46:15 -0400
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To: "Chris Haynes" <chris@harvington.org.uk>, "Jungshik Shin" <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>

At 12:15 03/07/26 +0100, Chris Haynes wrote:

>  "Jungshik Shin" replied at: Saturday, July 26, 2003 11:31 AM

> >   It also depends on whether or not you set 'send URLs always in
>UTF-8' in
> > Tools|Options(?) in MS IE.
> >
>True, but I'm trying to find a 'reliable' mechanism which is not
>dependent on user-accessible controls.
>IMHO, this is also a 'dangerous' option, in that it goes agains the de
>facto conventions and anticipates (parhaps incorrectly) the
>recommendations of the proposed IRI RFC. It can only safely be used
>with a 'consenting' server site.

Sorry, no. The main dangerous thing is that authors use non-ASCII
characters in URIs (without any %HH escaping) when this is clearly

Regards,  Martin.
Received on Thursday, 7 August 2003 11:46:55 UTC

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