[whatwg] legacy charset support for XML

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Feb 24 04:19:44 PST 2009

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Křištof Želechovski wrote:
> The sniffing draft
> <http://webblaze.cs.berkeley.edu/2009/mime-sniff/mime-sniff.txt> in
> sufficiently prescribes what happens if MIME content type is specified as
> text/xml; charset=ISO-8859-2.  MSIE 7 refuses to render documents like
> <http://www.kobiko.com.pl/pub/hello.xml> unless the encoding is specified in
> the XML prolog.  Would that be compliant?

This seems like an issue for the XML spec, rather than the mime-sniff 
spec, no? Once you've found an XML MIME type, the rest of it is just a 
matter of following the existing specs.

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