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Re: Beta: Charset attribute

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 21:48:13 +0000 (GMT)
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0211082146490.15024-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Terje Bless wrote:

> Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk> wrote:
> >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.
> Everything is possible of course, but given that you have a charset
> override option in the form I don't really see the point.

I ws thinking of this as a generic get-out for the Content-Type:
META tag dilemma. A server should able to explicitly tell a client to
obey the stuff in the page.


> If this ends up
> being a big problem we may have to make special allowances for file
> uploads; or perhaps add caching of file uploads so it's easier to
> revalidate with a charset override if necessary.

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