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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Strange default for StringBody default charset
Date Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:29:13 GMT
On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 20:21 +0000, sebb wrote:
> In 16 December 2010 20:11, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 02:04 +0000, sebb wrote:
> >> The default charset for StringBody is currently set to Charset.defaultCharset().
> >> This seems odd, as it varies between hosts.
> >>
> >> The equivalent class in HC 3.1 appears to be StringPart, which uses
> >> the default of "US-ASCII" for the charset name.
> >> That seems to be a more sensible default.
> >>
> >> It's probably too late to change the default for 4.x, but should it be
> >> changed for 5.x?
> >>
> >
> > We do not know how long it may take until 5.0. Just go ahead and change
> > it.
> 
> Changing the default may change the behaviour of existing code.
> So I guess the current behaviour should be regarded as a bug which needs fixing.
> 
> OK?
> 
> If so, I'll create and resolve a JIRA and update the release notes.
> 

Works for me. 

HttpMime is still API unstable (due to the fact it used to depend on API
unstable mime4j. We can still change things.

Oleg



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