Re: [I18ndir] I18ndir early review of draft-ietf-dispatch-javascript-mjs-07

John R Levine <johnl@taugh.com> Sat, 09 May 2020 16:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [I18ndir] I18ndir early review of draft-ietf-dispatch-javascript-mjs-07
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>> Noting (again) that, absent a BOM (or even with one) UTF-8
>> cannot be reliably distinguished from ISO-8859-X (for any
>> registered or unregistered value of X),
>
> Sorry, not true. Please see 
> https://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp/2012/pub/IUC11-UTF-8.pdf, page 20.

Well, any -X that is likely to show up on a dusty IIS server.

I don't think we're doing anyone any favors by encouraging yet more 
kludges to work around mislabelled MIME types.  If people want to 
interoperate, label the text correctly.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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