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Re: iso_8859-1

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 02:59:39 +0100
To: Lloyd Wood <L.Wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <3e7128bb.526378071@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Lloyd Wood wrote:
>> 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
>Alias: ISO_8859-1
>Alias: ISO-8859-1 (preferred MIME name)

>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...

Bad excuse. Use I18N::Charset.
Received on Thursday, 9 January 2003 20:59:22 GMT

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