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Re: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

From: Erik van der Poel <erik@netscape.com>
Date: Thu, 04 May 95 10:19:52 -0700
Message-Id: <199505041719.RAA18403@slice.mcom.com>
To: gtn@ebt.com
Cc: erik@netscape.com, Multiple recipients of list <html-wg@oclc.org>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>If these servers are modifed such that if they see an Accept-Charset
>parameter, they label document types correctly, then we'll be 90% of
>the way there.

Maybe it could even be done without the use of Accept-Charset?
I don't like the idea of an ever-growing Accept-Charset header.
(Efficiency issues.)  Hmmm... perhaps clients should just say
"Accept-Charset: *"?

>If I were a commercial vendor of WWW browsers, I would probably set
>someone about the task of adding charset=xxx support to all the
>freeware products, because it'd probably be much cheaper than
>maintenace, and development costs associated with not supporting it

Netscape employees are not permitted to look at freeware source...
Don't know about other commercial vendors...

Received on Thursday, 4 May 1995 10:21:39 UTC

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