From: Francois Yergeau (FYergeau@alis.com)
Date: Mon Sep 29 2003 - 10:31:18 EDT
John Cowan wrote:
> It's worse than that. If the HTTP header says "text/xml" or
> and no charset information is provided, a fully conforming browser
> MUST treat this as if the charset "us-ascii" is specified.
Nit: this is not the case for text/html, which fortunately took exception
from the MIME specs on this. From the HTML 4.01 spec, 5.2.2:
"Therefore, user agents must not assume any default value for the "charset"
> That's just insane, but such are the rules.
Correct for text/xml. Better not use that, then, and favor application/xml.
-- François Yergeau
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