Re: Bad Content-type headers on Unicode web site?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Mar 03 2005 - 22:37:22 CST

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    Elliotte Harold <elharo at metalab dot unc dot edu> wrote:

    > The URL
    > appears to be served as type text/plain with no charset parameter...
    > However, that file's contents seem to be UTF-8. Shouldn't this be
    > changed to
    > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
    > or some such?

    What is the "default" encoding for text/plain with no charset parameter?
    Is there one?

    I like to think UTF-8 is "plain text" as much as Latin-1 or anything

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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