Re: Revised language on: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Maurizio Codogno (
Tue, 9 May 95 12:19:36 EDT

% >Does the HTTP charset have to be a subset of 10646?
% Yes.
% >Why not just remove the restriction that the HTTP charset has to be a
% >subset of 10646? I.e. remove the word "subset" somehow.
% Because we cannot have ISO 10646 as the document charcater set then,
% and we move back to square one without passing GO.

I am lost. I believed that HTTP charset should be an 8 bit one.
Couldn't we say that the HTTP charset may be either ISO 8859-1
(or maybe each of the ISO 8859-x) or a suitable *encoding* of 10646 (there
should be such a beast)? And that HTML browsers are requested to recognise
all of these and to be able to display just a limited set of charsets?


(Don't flame me too hard, please!)