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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 22:39:37 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <fvd9l9$k4c$1@ger.gmane.org>

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> RFC 2854 is informational only and really a mess, an hoc
> document souped up to deal with the transition of all HTML
> related specs from IETF to W3C.

It is still the authoritative reference for the definition
of MIME type text/html:

<http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/text/>

"Informational RFC" is good enough to register a MIME type,
IIRC it doesn't need to be an RFC at all, as long as it has
a specification.  As you said the magic words in RFC 2854 are
"The W3C has change control over the HTML specification".  So
far the W3C didn't change text/html from what RFC 2854 says.

 Frank
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2008 20:37:56 GMT

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