Re: Zip vs. Non Zipped and ISO 15924 draft fixes

From: Jon Hanna (
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 10:40:54 CDT

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    Quoting Michael Everson <>:

    > At 15:39 +0100 2004-05-21, Jon Hanna wrote:
    > >Were the headers correct?
    > It is plain text.

    HTTP has headers separate to the content (the headers come first and the content
    comes next). These headers can contain encoding information and other details.

    Unfortunately they generally aren't accessible to someone with the rights to
    upload to the server through FTP. Hence if you uploaded an *.txt file the
    webserver may have correctly determined from the extension that they were of
    type text/plain from the extension, but not determined the encoding, so they
    would have used the defaul encoding on the server (which really should be utf-8
    on at this stage).

    If there are legacy .txt files that would prohibit moving the default to utf-8
    then one solution would be to use the extension .u8 to mean text/plain;

    Jon Hanna
    "…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
    equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt

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