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Re: Accept-Charset support



> > # The ISO-8859-1 character set can be assumed to be acceptable to all
> > # user agents.
> 
> Come on, that was political compromise. ISO 8859-5 terminal can't
> represent iso-8859-1 with q=1.0. User agent can do necessary translations,
> but what actually gets displayed is not the same as on ISO 8859-1
> terminal.

It may be a compromise, but it also has to to with a technical
requirement/assumption: the HTML 2.0 and HTTP specs were pretty much 
crafted so that all user agents are required to support ISO-8859-1
as a least-common-denominator. 

-- 
    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu


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