Re: multiple character sets in GeneralText

"Harald T. Alvestrand" <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no> Wed, 08 June 1994 11:45 UTC

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To: "Carl S. Gutekunst" <csg@hideji.worldtalk.com>
cc: "Kevin E. Jordan" <Kevin.E.Jordan@cdc.com>, mime-mhs@surfnet.nl
Subject: Re: multiple character sets in GeneralText
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From: "Harald T. Alvestrand" <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
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Kevin,

the text in RFC 1494 is:

   X.400 Body Part: GeneralText; CharacterSets in
                           6,100,101,109,110,126,127,138,144,148
   MIME Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-(1-9)
   Conversion Type: Byte copy

the *intention* was to have all instances of mixed character sets
and weird usage of escaping fall through to the generic mapping
(application/x400-bp with a GeneralText OID for its bp-type parameter).
I see now that it is not spelled out in the text like I would want to.

It is more or less clear that the spec for Text/plain; charset=iso-8859-x
outlaws use of code switching techniques within the body.

I will make a note that this needs to be clearer before the next
update.

                 Harald A