Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at
Tue Apr 15 23:33:22 CEST 2003

--On tirsdag, april 15, 2003 16:15:06 -0400 Francois Yergeau 
<FYergeau at> wrote:

> Martin Duerst wrote:
>> At 12:54 03/04/15 +0200, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
>> > a standards conformant web page served by HTTP that does not
>> > give any character set information is in ISO 8859-1.
>> > ...
>> This is not a pessimist's view, it's a realist's view.
>> And it is what browsers actually do (if they don't do
>> heuristic charset detection).
> Seconded, it's just reality and the ISO 8859-1 default has never been
> anything but wishful thinking (except when it was the only thing).  This
> default should be removed from the HTTP spec before it moves to Full
> Standard.

nah, we'll just make sending text/html without charset= illegal.

More information about the Ietf-languages mailing list