IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376
Gavin Thomas Nicol
gtn at eps.inso.com
Thu Mar 25 13:35:21 GMT 1999
> So, in consequence: example file such as the Chinese XML examples at
> http://xml.ascc.net/xml/test/index.html (where each example
> is available in UTF-8, Big5 and GB2312, all correctly labelled in the XML
> declaration) are now sets of invalid XML files which are required to
> produce a critical error because of the invalid byte sequences in what
> is now described as a US-ASCII file?
> This is deeply counterproductive, and could have been avoided.
No. Servers should be configured to label the document correctly. The
HTTP 1.1 specification clearly states that any document using an encoding
other than ISO 8859-1 should have a correct, corresponding charset
parameter. As such, for the documents above, using HTTP, you would have
a protocol error.
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