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Re: Unknown charset?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 22:38:34 +0200
To: Thorsten Glaser <tygs@netcologne.de>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <fpn6iu0she200mll098uqgt5pnebgjugsa@4ax.com>

* Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>the validator.w3.org service should grok the charset
> iso_646.irv:1991
>as a valid alias for US-ASCII.

Agreed. I18N::Charset will help.

>I use this charset as I am not US-based,

US-ASCII is the preferred MIME name, you should use it, no matter
whether you like the "us" in the identifier or not.

>Of course, this is a valid subset of iso-8859-1, utf-8 and more,
>but I want to have a 7-bit XHTML file only.

You can keep your XHTML documents "7-bit" only, but you should declare
UTF-8 anyway. XML processors are not required to support US-ASCII and in
fact a lot of processors do not support it.
Received on Wednesday, 3 July 2002 16:39:04 UTC

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