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RE: Accept-Charset support



Re overhead quantification:

A "good" browser would need to send all or most of the charsets listed
in
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets

Easy to take all the names, concatenate them and measure the size.

I didn't do it but instead looked at the size of the IANA document
itself which is 44282 bytes.
Assuming the text contains 2/3 overhead, the accept-charset string would
be 14 KB, attached to every GET.
Not counting that the server would need to sort through them and find a
match with a server-side available document or conversion mechanism.


>-----Original Message-----
>From:	garym@softshore.com.au [SMTP:garym@softshore.com.au]
>Sent:	Thursday, December 05, 1996 3:33 PM
>To:	www-international@w3.org
>Cc:	Alan Barrett/DUB/Lotus
>Subject:	Re: Accept-Charset support
>
>On 4 Dec 96 16:00:13 EST, Alan Barrett wrote:
>
>>I would like to get agreement on a definite proposal of how WWW browser
>>vendors 
>>should request a server to send UTF-8.
>>
>>Browser vendors are not keen to send a very long list of character sets 
>>accepted due to the overhead. So I propose that the browser vendors pick one
>>of 
>>the following...
>>...
>
>Could somebody please quantify this extra overhead?
>
>
>
>-- g.
>