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Re: SVG 1.2 Comment: image/svg+xml;charset=""

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 15:58:35 +0100
Message-ID: <1558178389.20041124155835@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, www-svg@w3.org

On Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 3:36:29 PM, Bjoern wrote:

BH> * Robin Berjon wrote:
>>Those are the precise people we do *not* want to put the burden of 
>>resolving this on. They will have to deal with uncooperative server 
>>administrators that'll refuse to let them control the character encoding
>>because all they (think they) know about character encodings is that you
>>have to provide one to avoid certain XSS attacks.

BH> Are you saying that the proposed registration would avoid that, i.e.,
BH> that http://www.bjoernsworld.de/temp/utf8-or-iso-8859-1.svg must be
BH> considered UTF-8 encoded by all implementations?

Actually I wonder about how you are serving that:

clilley@homer:~$ telnet www.bjoernsworld.de 80
Connected to www.bjoernsworld.de.
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD /temp/utf8-or-iso-8859-1.svg HTTP/1.0
Accept: image/svg+xml

HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:53:43 GMT
Server: STYLIX GmbH Webserver (powered by Apache (Unix) mod_frontpage/
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

Connection closed by foreign host.

Are you checking for particular user agent strings, or something?

However, Firefox can resolve it and displays the (UTF-8 encoded) content
correctly, although the developer toolbar 'display information' says it
is in 8859-1 (and also that it is quirks mode) ... I guess different
parts of the code, even in the same application, are getting different

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Wednesday, 24 November 2004 14:58:37 UTC

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