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RE: Requesting a revision of RFC3023

From: Francois Yergeau <FYergeau@alis.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:10:53 -0400
Message-ID: <F7D4BDA0E5A1D14B99D32C022AEB73660EB37C@alis-2k.alis.domain>
To: "'MURATA Makoto'" <murata@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>, ietf-xml-mime@imc.org
Cc: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

MURATA Makoto wrote:
> and to deprecate text/xml not
> because the charset parameter is harmful but because most XML is not
> text for casual users.

It's not the charset parameter that's harmful, it's its absence.  Or rather
the mandated policy when it is absent: MUST assume ASCII.

But stating that "most XML is not text for casual users" says that there is
no loss in deprecating text/*xml (save perhaps transition issues), the text/
top-level buys nothing of value.


François Yergeau
Received on Wednesday, 17 September 2003 14:11:08 UTC

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