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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [1.3 PATCH] rework suppress-error-charset feature
Date Mon, 02 May 2005 00:04:06 GMT
On 4/29/05, Jeff Trawick <trawick@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/29/05, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> > +1 from me :)
> >
> > How appropriate would a 2.0/2.1 patch be as well?
> 
> You tell me.  I'm certainly willing to work up a 2.1 patch.
> 
> I have to confess to ignorance about the scope of the problem.

I found a description of the problem:

> When Apache issues a redirect in response to a client request, the response 
> includes some actual text to be displayed in case the client can't (or doesn't) 
> automatically follow the redirection. Apache ordinarily labels this text according 
> to the character set which it uses, which is ISO-8859-1.
> 
> However, if the redirection is to a page that uses a different character set, some 
> broken browser versions will try to use the character set from the redirection text
> rather than the actual page. This can result in Greek, for instance, being 
> incorrectly rendered.

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