W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > ietf-http-wg@w3.org > April to June 2004

Re: Proposal for an HTTP ERR method

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:01:57 +0200
To: "Jamie Lokier" <jamie@shareable.org>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org, "Atom Syntax" <atom-syntax@imc.org>
Message-ID: <opr94y1jzvuvpchu@quark>

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 02:02:54 +0100, Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>  

> Nonethless, I suspect the correct fix in _this_ case is to change the
> standards to admit that text/xml (with no charset) doesn't force a
> us-ascii charset, because that's silly, and if an XML file starts with
> an <?xml..?> declaration which specifies the encoding, _that's_ the
> encoding of the file.  Just like text/html.

Absolutely. That makes the most sense, especially since that's how many  
(most?) XML libraries already behave. Therefore, I think Mark's  
PaceShouldBeWellFormed[1] is imho a perfect solution.

[1] <url: http://www.intertwingly.net/wiki/pie/PaceShouldBeWellFormed>

Asbjørn Ulsberg         -=|=-        asbjornu@hotmail.com
«He's a loathsome offensive brute, yet I can't look away»
Received on Friday, 25 June 2004 01:59:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:13:25 UTC