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From Rici Lake <>
Subject Re: [1.3 PATCH] rework suppress-error-charset feature
Date Mon, 02 May 2005 14:25:11 GMT

On 1-May-05, at 7:04 PM, Jeff Trawick wrote:

> 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.

If the action is required to compensate for a browser bug, wouldn't it 
be better to leave it as an environment variable and set it with 

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