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Re: KD014 Media types for XML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 15:57:39 -0500
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: public-webarch-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1098133058.30433.890.camel@dirk>
Karl, I believe Chris meant this for you.

On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 14:32, Chris Lilley wrote:
> 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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