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Re: Some text that may be useful for the update of RFC 2376
On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, MURATA Makoto wrote:
> Are you saying that each format should invent their own rules for
> indicating the charset? My understanding was (and still is) that
> you as an I18n guy at W3C are promoting a single generalized solution
> for all textual formats.
Please let us stick with the rationale for having text/xml and
application/xml in the first place: the former would be useful
in all the cases where transcoding/newline-fiddling/defaulting-to-
text-viewer was useful and the latter was useful when we want to
It should always be an error of some kind if the charset parameter
does not agree with the encoding attribute (or other Appendix F
mechanism). Only given that constraint is it useful to make the
charset parameter significant.