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Resend! Re: Some text that may be useful for the update of RFC 2376
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On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> 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: that the former is useful
in all the cases where transcoding/newline-fiddling/defaulting-to-
text-viewer was useful and the latter is 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), for application/xml documents.
If that constraint is in place, then there is no harm in having
a charset paramter or treating it as significant: it is just being
treated as co-equal with the Appendix F algorithm.