Azeri [Re: LANGUAGE TAG REGISTRATION FORM]
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Tue Apr 15 13:54:11 CEST 2003
--On tirsdag, april 15, 2003 06:08:10 -0400 John Cowan
<cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
>> And what would be the expectation of an HTML page which just listed
>> az as a language code, and didn't supply any character set
>> information, but just used an 8-bit single byte character set?
> The expectation would be that the text would be in Azeri.
a standards conformant web page served by HTTP that does not give any
character set information is in ISO 8859-1.
See RFC 2616 section 3.7.1.
there are lots of non-standards-conformant web servers out there.
see http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/charset.html#h-5.2.2 for the pessimist's
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