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RE: IE 6.0 cannot handle Japanese yet

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:41:56 +0200
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>, "MURATA Makoto" <EB2M-MRT@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101c15e1b$990edaa0$9e8f9b3e@andromeda>
Hello Bjoern, Mr. MURATA Makoto,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bjoern Hoehrmann [mailto:derhoermi@gmx.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 2:06 PM
> To: MURATA Makoto
> Cc: Christian Wolfgang Hujer; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: IE 6.0 cannot handle Japanese yet
>
>
> * MURATA Makoto wrote:
> >Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:
> >>
> >> The document of the URL specified is not UTF-8 but probably
> UTF-16 encoded.
> >> You have to state any non-UTF-8-Encoding in the XML-Declaration. The
> >> xml-declaration of your document is wrong, it has to be <?xml
> version="1.0"
> >> encoding="utf-16"?>. So the document is no XML document (it is not
> >> well-formed).
> >
> >No, UTF-16 XML documents do not require encoding declarations.  The BOM
> >is good enough.  See XML 1.0.
>
> However,
>
>   % http-head http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~eb2m-mrt/jisho.xml
>   HTTP/1.1 200 OK
>   Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 12:04:38 GMT
>   Server: Apache/1.3.20 (Unix)
>   Last-Modified: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 17:10:05 GMT
>   ETag: "20fa-1a2-3bd8476d"
>   Accept-Ranges: bytes
>   Content-Length: 418
>   Connection: close
>   Content-Type: text/xml
>
> Since the document is said to be text/xml without charset parameter,
> conforming processors issue a fatal error for your test case, since they
> must assume us-ascii as character encoding and the BOM is not
> expressable in us-ascii.
That's interesting. I didn't read specs about that so deeply. Is a
Content-Type: text/xml without charset parameter really assumed to be
US-ASCII or is it assumed to be UTF-8? Where can I read about that, HTTP/1.1
Specs, MIME Specs or XML Rec?

Greetings

Christian
Received on Friday, 26 October 2001 08:52:06 GMT

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