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Re: Closure on canonicalization, I hope

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 1994 03:03:57 -0500
Message-Id: <199412240803.DAA14261@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>Accept-charset could be included as a possible shorthand for
>multiplexing acceptable charset parameters for ALL types that have a
>'charset' parameter, but I think it is only worthwhile if the client
>accepts multiple charsets and multiple types that take a charset

I would like to see it in there, but II will leave the reasoning
until I send out my paperr.

>I'm not sure it's worth the complexity of the model, or whether we
>want a more general way of multiplexing parameters for the types that
>are named by accept clauses, and I don't think it belongs in the
>standard without at least a little implementation experience.

The last sentence I can agree with. Hence I will not push strongly
for Accept-charset: until it actually appears to be needed. Until
then, the charset parameter will suffice.

I'm *very* glad that content parsing is now a function of
the character encoding system. This will simplify many things.
Received on Saturday, 24 December 1994 00:07:47 UTC

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