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Re: XML media types, charset, TAG findings

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 19:49:32 +0200
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: EB2M-MRT@asahi-net.or.jp, dan@dankohn.com, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <417f7db8.632284176@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Chris Lilley wrote:
>My preference would be to not have a redundant charset parameter, since
>that would remove the ambiguity. However, I realize that people are
>uncomfortable with that and thus propose this solution.

It seems to me that the only difference between requiring applications
to ignore the charset parameter (regardless of whether it is allowed or
not) and your proposal is that with your proposal applications would be
required to report conflicts in some yet unknown way. I am not sure why
anyone would be more comfortable with your proposal as I do not think
that they are uncomfortable with that due to lack of error reporting.

>Consistent means that the encoding determined by
>F Autodetection of Character Encodings (Non-Normative)
>is either the same as the value of the charset pArameter, or the charset
>parameter is not provided.

That's still not clear to me; are e.g. "l1" and "iso-8859-1" "the same"?
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