Re: I18N Concensus - Generic Syntax Document

Rich Salz (rsalz@osf.org)
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 08:14:42 -0500 (EST)


Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 08:14:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Rich Salz <rsalz@osf.org>
Message-Id: <199703071314.IAA26595@sulphur.osf.org>
To: fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU, mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch
Subject: Re: I18N Concensus - Generic Syntax Document
Cc: uri@bunyip.com

>  An HTTP server doesn't need one -- its URLs are
>either composed by computation (in which case knowing the charset is not
>possible) or by derivation from the filesystem (in which case it will use
>whatever charset the filesystem uses, and in any case has no way of
>determining whether or not that charset is UTF-8).

I don't know if you can just rule out filesystems just like that.
I can imagine networked filesystems that span hosts that would have,
or need to have, the locale stored at the mountpoint.
	/r$