From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 24 2003 - 15:27:19 EDT
On 24/09/2003 19:01, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>>It is very irritating that the HTTP header overrules the <meta>
>>>since it seems that the error is more often in the HTTP header than in
>>>the <meta> tag.
>>Indeed. You'd think if the author (or software) included a <meta> tag
>>AND an explicit declaration in the XML header, he (or it) knew what he
>>(or it) was doing and the tag(s) should be honored.
>Experience shows that there is no reason for assuming this degree of competence on the part of authors, certainly not over the degree of competence you assume for server administrators.
Few authors (and authoring programs) can have a lower degree of
competence than a server administrator who simply assumes that all
documents are CP1252 even when clearly mojibake. And authors should be
responsible for their own garbage without servers making misguided
attempts to clean it up.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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