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RE: Announcement of draft-murata-xml-01.txt
> > Could you please explain why the MIME charset declaration must take
> > precedence over an explicit encoding declaration.
In addition, there are (or at least have been) MIME processing
engines that do transcoding of text/* MIME bodies without reference
to any of the internal content. You might wish that it were disallowed,
but it isn't. Since it is possible that some agent might change a
text/xml;charset=iso2022-jp to text/xml;charset=UTF8 without modifying
anything inside the body, being explicit about this possibility
seems like a good idea.