From: Dean Harding (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 03 2005 - 23:01:25 CST
According to this section of the HTTP/1.1 protocol:
the default encoding is iso-8859-1, unless otherwise stated. However,
some HTTP/1.1 clients will try to "detect" the encoding, based on
statistical analysis of the text.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Doug Ewell
Sent: Friday, 4 March 2005 3:37 pm
To: Unicode Mailing List
Cc: Elliotte Harold
Subject: Re: Bad Content-type headers on Unicode web site?
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
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