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Re: charset parameter

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 11:51:01 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20010727115015.05fddaf0@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
At 00:05 01/07/27 +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>* Terje Bless wrote:
> >On 25.07.01 at 14:03, Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> >>I've always wondered how you define the charset for the line that defines
> >>the charset so that you can interpret it.
> >
> >For the HTTP header fields it's fairly simple; they're US-ASCII period.
>
>Only header names; header values may be contain nearly any octet (with
>no definition on how characters represented by these octets (if any)
>are encoded).

Not exactly correct. The real story is really complicated.
But this is not relevant for this list, so I'll stop here.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Friday, 27 July 2001 22:55:50 GMT

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