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From "Bill Barker" <wbar...@wilshire.com>
Subject RE: svn commit: r371765 - /tomcat/container/tc5.5.x/catalina/src/share/org/apache/catalina/connector/Response.java
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2006 19:32:06 GMT
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Remy Maucherat [mailto:remm@apache.org] 
> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 4:02 AM
> To: Tomcat Developers List
> Subject: Re: svn commit: r371765 - 
> /tomcat/container/tc5.5.x/catalina/src/share/org/apache/catali
> na/connector/Response.java
> 
> Bill Barker wrote:
> > Yes, RFC 2616 does specify iso-latin-1 as the default for 
> HTTP/1.1 clients. 
> > However, section 3.4.1 is also relevant for HTTP/1.0 
> clients (like, say, the 
> > TCK :).  In any case, it doesn't matter since section 5.4 
> of the servlet 
> > spec says "must".  Complaints go to the expert group;  here 
> we just develop 
> > Tomcat.
> 
> Ok, so I asked the expert group, and many people interpret the 
> specification as I do (and is logical to do): if the 
> application uses a 
> writer, and never specifies the charset in any way, the 
> container has no 
> business rewriting the content-type header to include 
> ";charset=ISO-8859-1".
> 

Then they should make the language in the spec clearer ;-).

If I'm misunderstanding the spec, then I don't have a valid reason for my
veto.  Consider the veto withdrawn.

> Rémy
> 
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