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From Eric Cholet <>
Subject Re: and
Date Tue, 20 Feb 2001 23:23:49 GMT

On 02/19/01 12:22:29 -0600 William A. Rowe, Jr. mumbled:
> From: "Joshua Slive" <>
> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 11:56 AM
>> Thanks for the summary.  I'd say go ahead and use the charset unless you
>> see more strong objections.  My only concern is that you make sure that
>> the default Apache configuration also sends the proper thing in the HTTP
>> headers.  I can't remember what it is sending at the moment for these
>> documents, but I think it is iso-9959-1 already.
> This is especially important.  It's very easy once we put the tags in the
> html to be sending wrong headers, and yet have the header response masked
> by the parsing of the html.

I don't see an AddDefaultCharset directive in the stock config files, but
from looking at the code it seems that mod_negociation uses ISO-8859-1 as
the default charset. It would be best if one of the httpd coders could

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