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Re: default charset broken

From: Kjetil Torgrim Homme <kjetilho@ifi.uio.no>
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2003 16:14:14 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <1rsmqmkma1.fsf@vingodur.ifi.uio.no>

[Bjoern Hoehrmann]:
>
>   * Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
>   > the default charset for text/* is "ISO-8859-1", but the
>   > validator treats it as unknown.
>   >
>   > see 3.4.1 and 3.7.1 in RFC 2616.
>   
>   What about section 5.2.2 of HTML 4.01?

you have to keep the layers separate here.  the HTTP transport
delivers a Content-Type header to HTML, this has charset "ISO-8859-1"
set implicitly.  HTML can NOT distinguish between the charset being
explicit in HTTP or not, that behaviour is specified in the HTTP
standard.

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Received on Saturday, 7 June 2003 10:14:18 GMT

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