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Re: Comments on Part 1: Encoding declaration

From: Murata Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 1997 11:06:34 +0900
Message-Id: <9706040206.AA00049@lute.apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Gavin Nicol writes:
>>* default is UTF-8 for top-level, or inherited if an external entity 
>>  reference (!not a link). 
>>* but BOM overrides this: Unicode
>>* but encoding PI overrides this
>>* else...any kind of autodetect or user preference list or locale-setting
>I would say that things like HTTP charset labelling should override
>all of the above. Is that the intent of this?

At least, encoding declarations inherited from an upper-level external 
entity should not be overriden by HTTP charset labelling.  Since the server 
is not likely to keep track of the entity reference relationship, it 
cannot make an educated guess.

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