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Re: Language tags: new version

1994-08-10 00:37:38
I think I'll put in some stronger language.

 The content-language tag is NOT intended to help choose the
 representation of the characters; information about character
 set should ideally be enough to do that, and in cases where
 insufficient information is available from the character set definition,
 heuristics based on "content-language" are likely to generate
 mistakes for some cases.

I'm beginning to agree more and more with Ohta-san here; in my local
locale, there is surely going to be some "##$%&/ reading this and
deciding that

(implicit) content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
content-language: no

actually means the Norwegian variant of ISO 646, and I DON'T WANT THAT!
(let them use charset=x-iso-646-60 instead!)

                      Harald A

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