[Bug 13786] Drop the charset parameter or made it non-conforming. Other MIME types introduced by this specification do not allow the charset parameter.


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-08-23 00:05:35 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The problem is that a number of servers actually send charset=""
parameters, so we have to support it. We can't ignore it because if the
character encoding is set to something else then we would be corrupting the
data if we interpreted it as UTF-8. (What if one day we all move on to some new
encoding scheme? It's important that we be able to migrate. We can't easily do
so if we are ignoring charset=""!)

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Received on Tuesday, 23 August 2011 00:05:37 UTC