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Re: KD014 Media types for XML

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 21:32:36 +0200
Message-ID: <1608440392.20041018213236@w3.org>
To: public-webarch-comments@w3.org

Hello public-webarch-comments,

The reason for that is because of the required text/* fallback to
text/plain;charset="us-ascii"

So, since XML requires UTF-8 and UTF-16 support the latter in particular
is a problem - for systems that don't understand XML.

However, if one happens to have a UTF-16 XML document and one wants to
serve the source as source, then serving it as
text/plain;charset="utf-16" is perfectly fine because it is not a
falback behavior but a deliberate action, and is unambiguous wrt
character encoding


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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 18 October 2004 19:32:36 UTC

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