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Re: XML media types, charset, TAG findings

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:27:53 +0200
To: chris@w3.org
Cc: EB2M-MRT@asahi-net.or.jp, dan@dankohn.com, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <417657a0.622532995@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Chris Lilley wrote:
>Coupled with the deprecation of the text/xml and
>text/xml-external-parsed-entity types (and thus insulation from the
>particular encoding testrictions of text/*) we are now, in this revision
>of the document, in a position to be a little stronger:
>  The encoding declaration in an XML document and the charset (if
>  provided) MUST be consistent.

That is insufficient as it does not define what it means for these to be
consistent, how implementations are required to determine whether this
requirement has been met and what processors are required to do when
these are determined to be inconsistent. Without a complete proposal it
is most difficult to cite any reactions on this matter. I would
generally support removing the often ignored complexity that the charset
parameter introduces, with your proposal however, even if completely
specified, I would worry that this increases the complexity rather than
removing it in which case this would seem counter-productive.
Received on Thursday, 7 October 2004 15:28:38 UTC

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