[whatwg] Will you consider about RFC 4329?
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 6 10:19:17 PDT 2010
On Tue, 6 Apr 2010, James Kerr wrote:
> Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Mon, 5 Apr 2010, Swampert wrote:
> >> In your HTML5 draft standard, the default value for type attribute in
> I believe this has to do with character encoding issues and is the same
> reason that application/xml is preferred over text/xml. MIME types in
> the text/* set apparently have a default encoding of US-ASCII which I
> can imagine may throw up conflicts in some situations given that the
> primary and generally accepted encoding for XML and HTML documents (and
> increasingly other applications in general) is Unicode based.
On Tue, 6 Apr 2010, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> In theory this is correct. In practice nobody follows this outdated
> default encoding requirement.
What Anne said. In practice, text/* doesn't default to anything, it works
just like application/* -- it's different for each subtype.
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