IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

MURATA Makoto murata at
Sat Apr 3 13:09:48 BST 1999

David Brownell wrote:
> True -- but if there's one basic rule that seems safer 
> than another, it's "default to application/xml" rather
> than "assume ASCII and stick to text/xml"!  :-)

Or, "Use Apache (probably with the AddCharset patch), 
specify utf-16, and always use UTF-16."  This is my favorite.
(In the case that the charset is broken, autodetection of 
UTF-16 is very easy.  Moreover, UTF-16 can parse only as 

In my environment, I added a few lines to the "httpd.conf" file 
of Apache.  They are as below:

AddType "text/html; charset=shift_jis" htm
AddType "text/html; charset=shift_jis" html
AddType "text/html; charset=utf-8"     htm8
AddType "text/html; charset=utf-16"    htm16

AddType "text/xml;  charset=utf-16"    xml
AddType "text/xml;  charset=utf-8"     xml8
AddType "text/xml;  charset=utf-16"    xml16


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