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Re: The encoding attr should trigger Accept-Charset

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:33:06 -0500
Message-Id: <p06200700bde3583d8e1d@[]>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org

At 7:16 AM +0100 12/11/04, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>Dear XML Core Working Group,
>   In order to minimize encoding errors for parse="text" processing,
>please change the definition of the encoding attribute to include a
>requirement that if the attribute has a legal value and the encoding is
>supported and the protocol supports such action, that the server is
>informed of the encoding attribute value, e.g. for encoding="iso-8859-2"
>and a HTTP request, that the request includes
>   Accept-Charset: iso-8859-2
>such that the server has a chance to provide a proper representation.

This seems like a good idea for implementers. I'm considering adding 
it to my implementations. However, I'm not sure this really needs to 
be a requirement of the specification. For instance, some people 
might be implementing XInclude in an environment where it's difficult 
or impossible to set a specific HTTP header.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)
Received on Monday, 13 December 2004 14:37:05 UTC

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