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Re: Validator charset

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:13:30 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <frani5$d0o$1@ger.gmane.org>

olivier Thereaux wrote:

> That code may be a mistake... I don't recall being around when
> it was added, so it may be coming from a zealous interpretation
> of RFC 3023...

Hard to judge, "it annoyed me" doesn't count.  But you wrote that
the validator ignores the Latin-1 "default" in RFC 2616 for other
text/* types.  If that is okay the validator can also ignore the
text/xml US-ASCII "default" in RFC 3023, simply for consistency.

Ideally the validator could treat "default" as a default, using
it only if there is no better indication within the document, but
that is a separate design decision.

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