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Re: 8-bit chars in US-ASCII documents (was Re: Embarrassing typo!)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 15:50:37 +0200
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <08uiet0o6dk2c051mf7l87rcv6keo58o6n@4ax.com>
* Terje Bless wrote:
>On 23.04.01 at 00:43, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>>Btw. this is, as I'm sure you know, worse for HTML documents. XML
>>documents can be encoded in UTF-8 or UTF-16 without declaring it,
>>HTML can't, you must always declare the used encoding, since the user
>>agent must not assume any default character encoding.
>IIRC, we still have that ISO-8859-1 default from the HTTP/1.1 spec, non?

See HTML 4.01 section 5.2.2, 'Therefore, user agents must not assume any
default value for the "charset" parameter'.
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