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RE: UTF-8 Encoding Question

From: Dan Brotsky <dbrotsky@Adobe.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 10:47:50 -0500
Message-Id: <p04330105b6c41f02de50@[]>
To: "Dylan Barrell" <dbarrell@opentext.com>
Cc: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>, "John Glavin" <john@riverfrontsoftware.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
At 9:10 AM -0800 3/1/01, Dylan Barrell wrote:
>Why, if webDAV is an extension of HTTP and HTTP specifies that the default
>character set is ISO-8859-1 unless specified in the header, should it
>therefore not be possible for the server to determine the character set from
>the request header?

The character set of the *body* and the character set of the *request 
url* are entirely different things.  The HTTP spec does not specify a 
default character set for path-segments or other segments in URLs, 
and the various URL/URI specs (as currently officially updated) don't 
do this either.

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