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From André Malo ...@perlig.de>
Subject Re: [PATCH] XHTML1.1 Error-Docs
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2002 21:18:42 GMT
[ follow-up to developer list posting ]

* Erik Abele wrote:

>> I removed the
>> meta-content-type header, which is just bad news in my opinion.
> 
> I'm a little bit unsure about the meta-content-type header: the XHTML
> 1.0 specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/) recommends to use
> both methods to define the content-type on existing/older user agents.
> 
> an extract of REC-xhtml1-20000126 follows:
[...]

> To specify a character encoding in the document, use both the encoding
> attribute specification on the xml declaration (e.g. <?xml
> version="1.0" encoding="EUC-JP"?>) and a meta http-equiv statement
> (e.g. <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content='text/html;
> charset="EUC-JP"' />). The value of the encoding attribute of the xml
> processing instruction takes precedence.

hmmm, I think the quoted paragraph only affects a decision between
<?xml encoding="..." ?> and <meta http-equiv="..." content=".." />.

Additionally - IIRC - there's nowhere any iso-8859-1 character,
therefore the character encoding declaration is more or less useless ;-)
(Character Entities are written in us-ascii...)

> Maybe we should put the meta-header in again ?

IMHO: -1
(not a binding vote, I know ;-)

nd
-- 
print "Just Another Perl Hacker";

# André Malo, <http://www.perlig.de/> #

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