IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376

Chris Lilley chris at
Tue Mar 23 08:08:01 GMT 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Chris Lilley scripsit:
> > Okay. But does RFC 2376 conflict with the XML 1.0 Recommendation?
> The Recommendation basically says "We yield to the RFC once it is
> published".

> > > When the charset parameter is not specified, it is assumed as US-ASCII.
> >
> > Wow. So, what this RFC says is that, when used in email and on HTTP, the
> > encoding declaration is *always ignored*.
> Unfortunately this is a side effect of the rules for the media type
> "text/*", which says that the default value of "charset" is always US-ASCII.

The default rules if no other rule is in place for a specific Media
type. The registration for text/xml can overridfe this behaviour if it
wishes to.


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