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Re: charset=us-ascii mandatory?

From: Andreas Prilop <AndreasPrilop2007@trashmail.net>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 18:16:27 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0705081813420.28095@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Mon, 7 May 2007, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> What this boils down to is that if the encoding has not been specified,
> the user agent should make an educated guess, but they will generally
> just use whatever happens to be set as the default in the browser
> settings. This is much more probably ISO-8859-1 than UTF-8.

Quite right.

But my question was about (HTML 4) documents with only US-ASCII
characters - no special characters at all.
Is it then necessary to specify "charset=us-ascii"?
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2007 16:16:46 UTC

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