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Re: flakey charset detection

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 23:05:05 +0000 (GMT)
To: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0212042303140.1471-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, David Brownell wrote:

> >>More have found that using anything _except_ text/html is completely
> >>unworkable.

Would that be due to sparse support amongst web browsers?

> > There is another option, one which seems to be often overlooked.
> > Use HTML 4.01.
> Not an option when the goal is to use XML-only toolsets to
> read and write the content.  That's why it can be overlooked.

Evidently not.  What XML-only toolsets "work" only with text/html?

Nick Kew
Received on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 18:05:09 GMT

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