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Re: Some text that may be useful for the update of RFC 2376

[Tim Bray]
><surprised>Hold on a second!  I just went and read RFC 2046, section
>4.1.2, and it seems to me that the US-ASCII default is only compulsory
>for text/plain!  I quote the text:

Yes, but: with the two-level hierarchy of MIME media types, it's expected
that a processor that doesn't understand text/foo can fall back to
processing an entity as text/plain.  So while text/xml can have any or no
default, we have to consider the case of a non-XML-aware processor
(possibly including a transcoder) handling it as text/plain, which includes
a default encoding of US-ASCII.


Christopher R. Maden, Solutions Architect
Yomu (formerly Exemplary Technologies)
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