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[SVGMobile12] SVGT12-207: Unclear rules regarding mediaCharacterEncoding and mediaContentEncodings

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 03:39:33 +0000 (UTC)
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0512130334260.7669@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

The requirements on user agents for mediaCharacterEncoding and 
mediaContentEncodings are unclear in the current text.

The mediaCharacterEncoding attribute seems to suggest that the value from 
this attribute should be used to override any value returned in the HTTP 
headers of the media, which seems to violate HTTP's requirements.

The mediaContentEncodings attribute does not appear to require any 
behaviour on the part of a renderer, although it hints at possible uses.

Please clarify the specification so that it is clear what rendering UAs 
may or must not do with these attributes, and so that any suggestion that 
they can be used to override authoritative HTTP headers is removed.

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