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Re: flakey charset detection

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 15:50:54 -0800
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-id: <3DEE94DE.5020702@pacbell.net>

Nick Kew wrote:
> 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?

Sparse might be overstating the level of support!


>>>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?

Eh?  I didn't say that _only_ those toolsets would be used with it.
Remember that standard browsers need to do read the web pages.

- Dave
Received on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 18:46:22 GMT

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