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Re: Beta: Charset attribute

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 13:21:57 +0000 (GMT)
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>, Einar Westermann <einar.westermann@online.no>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0211041319270.1200-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Sat, 2 Nov 2002, Terje Bless wrote:

> Einar Westermann <einar.westermann@online.no> wrote:
> >I see. So the validator in fact evaluates my user agent's capabilities
> >as well, while offering file validation. [...] Or is this charset
> >attribute or parameter something the validator needs but may not get
> >when I upload?
> That's exactly it. Without information about the character encoding it's
> impossible to validate the file.

Stupid question: Would it be possible to standardise a
Content-Type: text/whatever-it-says-dude
where the server explicitly hands over encoding assignation
to the document and its meta tags?

Such a Content-Type: would work well if used for browser uploads.


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