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Re: The encoding attr should trigger Accept-Charset

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:04:22 +0100
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <41c1aaad.32515906@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>>   In order to minimize encoding errors for parse="text" processing,
>>please change the definition of the encoding attribute to include a
>>requirement that if the attribute has a legal value and the encoding is
>>supported and the protocol supports such action, that the server is
>>informed of the encoding attribute value, e.g. for encoding="iso-8859-2"
>>and a HTTP request, that the request includes
>>   Accept-Charset: iso-8859-2
>>such that the server has a chance to provide a proper representation.
>This seems like a good idea for implementers. I'm considering adding 
>it to my implementations. However, I'm not sure this really needs to 
>be a requirement of the specification. For instance, some people 
>might be implementing XInclude in an environment where it's difficult 
>or impossible to set a specific HTTP header.

The requirement should have the same requirement level as processing of
the accept and accept-language attributes. The document currently ack-
nowledges that there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances
to ignore the item; I did not mean to suggest that adding Accept-Charset
was more important than the other headers.
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