Re: Re : proposed changes to charset parameter

Gavin Nicol (
Sun, 15 Jan 95 12:43:10 EST

> The characters between HTML tags represent text. A HTML document
> (including tags and text) is encoded using the coded character
> set specified by the "charset" parameter of the "text/html"
> media type. For levels defined in this specification, the
> "charset" parameter is restricted to "US-ASCII" or "ISO-8859-1".
> ISO-8859-1 encodes a set of characters known as Latin Alphabet

While this is quite obiously intended to represent current practise, I
don't believe it does. There is a large amount of data out there in
charsets other then US-ASCII and ISO-8859-1, so let's not say restrict
outselves in this manner.