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Re: Sixteen Bit Fonts

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 01:10:22 +0200
To: "''" <brewhaha@home.ecn.ab.ca>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010405184156-b01010701-75684083@>
On 12.03.01 at 17:45, '' <brewhaha@home.ecn.ab.ca> wrote:

>   The validator seems to be insisting that I receive UTF-8, and Lynx
>doesn't support it (can't support it without terminal software), so it
>asks me to download documents from the validator (AltaVista's dijital
>translator is just as arrogant). I hav iso-8859-1 selected in Lynx as my
>preferred character set (font). The validator doesn't ask for that
>information before delivering text/html;charset=utf-8.

Yeah, we should probably check for preferred (or supported) client charset
and convert it before returning results. Not sure how critical that is
since UTF-8 is a superset of US-ASCII (IIRC) and most UAs can deal with it,
but heeding client preferences is obviously preferable in this case.
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2001 12:42:10 UTC

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