Re: http charset labelling

Masataka Ohta (mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp)
Wed, 14 Feb 96 16:47:01 JST


From: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp>
Message-Id: <199602140747.QAA07177@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: http charset labelling
To: dupuy@cs.columbia.edu
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 96 16:47:01 JST
Cc: gtn@ebt.com, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <9602092235.AA18323@just.smarts.com>; from "dupuy@cs.columbia.edu" at Feb 9, 96 5:35 pm

Thank you Alex for the summary.

> There have been a few proposals for dealing with code
> mapping; I'm not totally convinced that they all of them will work well in
> practice with existing browsers that are unaware of character codes.

With browsers, URL can be labelled by any text or picture.

So, code mapping proposal which is proven not to work on paper is,
IMHO, almost useless. Maybe, URLs in e-mail are rare exceptions.

						Masataka Ohta