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Re: Round 3: moving HTTP 1.0 to informational

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 16:28:05 -0500
Message-Id: <199602092128.QAA04758@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>> which is contentious and does not represent current practice, as far
>> as I can see. I've found sites that do UTF-8, Shift-JIS, EUC, etc.
>> but have yet to find a site that does UCS-2; I've found a browser that
>> does UCS-2 but it hardly represents a feature that is consistently
>> implemented.
> While I think this is an important point to deal with, I'd like to see
> the HTTP/1.0 draft proceed without trying to untie this particular
> knot. So, I would like to leave this out.
I have come around to thinking that in the interest of wider
interoperability, it might be good for HTTP to become strictly MIME
compliant. I would prefer to leave contentious language out, and
instead, punt it over to MIME.

As someone noted, it might be worthwhile defining a new MIME type, (he
suggested itext, though wtext (wide text) and btext (binary text)
pring to mind as alternatives).

Received on Friday, 9 February 1996 13:32:48 UTC

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