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Re: iso_8859-1

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 00:13:33 +0000 (GMT)
To: Anton Gombkötö <gombkoetoe@ASSOFT.COM>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.50.0301100012030.20332-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Anton Gombkötö wrote:

> Hello!
>
> That's the problem:
> http://www.avenum.com/Net.Data/nosuchmacro
>
> My server - an IBM iSeries - is sending "iso_8859-1" instead of the more
> popular "iso-8859-1".
>
> It's not >me< sending this, it's IBM. (The page in the above link
> doesn't actually exist - it's the very default error message by IBM.)
>
> I contacted IBM, as i thought it was a typo, but it isn't. They chose
> iso_8859-1 for whatever reason. IT IS VALID. Little me couldn't convince
> them that they make it unnecessarily hard for the machine in the www.

http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets

says:

Name: ISO_8859-1:1987
[RFC1345,KXS2]
MIBenum: 4
Source: ECMA registry
Alias: iso-ir-100
Alias: ISO_8859-1
Alias: ISO-8859-1 (preferred MIME name)
Alias: latin1
Alias: l1
Alias: IBM819
Alias: CP819
Alias: csISOLatin1

You might want to ask IBM why they're not using their own IBM819
designator, which is an equally valid alias.

The preferred MIME name is clearly indicated, and HTTP uses MIME...

cheers,

L.

>
> But the online HTML page verification is complaining about a fatal error.
>
> This makes it a bit hard for me to excel with handwritten HTML pages on
> this very platform when i have difficulties to prove to customers at
> their site. I know that i can override it with the extended interface.
> But a bad taste stays.
>
>
> Please, please, please, allow iso_8859-1.
>
> As i'm asking for this for the third time already: No matter how you
> stand to IBM - You aren't doing a favor to IBM, you are doing a favor to
> me. When i should have been inpolite, and that's the reason for not
> implementing this hopefully little piece - excuse me, english is not my
> mother's language. It was not intentional.
>
> Thank you very much in advance,
> whoever is so nice to update the online verification.
>
>
> Anton Gombkötö
> Avenum Technologie GmbH
> Vienna
>
>

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