Re: HTML/SGML/charsets

Eric W. Sink (
Fri, 31 Mar 95 15:24:16 EST

>WHAT IS THE PERCEIVED CONFLICT? If you spell out the technical details
>of the perceived conflict, I am confident that I can dispell the perception.

Ooops, I'm now in the wrong seat on this one. I'm not the one perceiving a
technical conflict, Terry Allen is. Read his first email message from
earlier today ("HTML/SGML/charsets"). I just perceive a lack of consensus
on something I thought we had agreed on.

I *think* the perceived technical conflict is:

What if you receive a document which has a BASESET specification of one
character set, and also:

text/html; charset=somethingelse?

I'm not really the person to spell out technical details on this particular
issue. I just want to know why Dan Connolly and Terry Allen, (both being
people who know more about SGML than I), don't agree on this issue.

Eric W. Sink, Senior Software Engineer --