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Re: default charset broken

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 09:34:55 GMT
To: "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <bbv70u.j8.1@mail.christoph.schneegans.de>

Terje Bless wrote:

> I would like to see that section of HTML 4.0 exciced entirely,
> possibly replaced by one that says you should use
> US-ASCII+CharEscapes OR UTF-8 with explicit labelling.

You need an explicit labelling even when you restrict yourself to ASCII
characters. Otherwise, recent versions of IE decode such documents as
UTF-7. For example, "+APw-" in
<http://schneegans.de/bugs/ie-utf-7/utf-7-test.htm> becomes "".

Received on Sunday, 8 June 2003 05:36:18 UTC

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