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Re: Charsets revisited

From: Tim Greenwood <greenwd@openmarket.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 17:02:04 -0500
Message-Id: <199601242202.RAA00613@relay.openmarket.com>
To: Nickolay Saukh <nms@nns.ru>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 08:36 PM 1/24/96 +0300, you wrote:

>Suppose I would like to get description of chess game in russian.
>I know about special chess characters in Unicode. But if Unicode
>is not available, then iso8859-5 would be sufficient.
>My agent will send
>	Accept-Charset: unicode-1-1-utf-8, iso-8859-5
>Which text I would receive from server with BOTH versions?
>Which text will be received, if header would look like below?
>	Accept-Charset: iso-8859-5, unicode-1-1-utf-8

Section 12 of HTTP 1.1 (Nov 22) says "If multiple representations 
exist that only vary by Content-Encoding, then the smallest representation
(lowest bs) is preferred." 

Tim Greenwood        Open Market Inc
617 679 0320         greenwd@openmarket.com
Received on Wednesday, 24 January 1996 14:05:27 UTC

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