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

From: Otto Stolz (
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 03:16:15 CST

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    Addison Phillips schrieb:
    > Unfortunately, the default charset for text/* is... wait for it... US-ASCII.
    > I quote RFC 2046:

    RFC 2046 is about “Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions”, whilst the
    original poster had asked about “Bad Content-type headers on Unicode
    web site”. The latter is RFC 2616’s realm.

    Hence, the default character set for MIME text/… types is
    • US-ASCII, in e-mail,
    • ISO 8859-1, in WWW pages when received via HTTP.

    > If you use text/* types, you need to declare your charset.

    True, all the more.

    Best wishes,
       Otto Stolz

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