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Re: Charset mandatory in unix/linux

2006-03-13 07:54:16

Ned Freed writes:
Since it does mean that in email, I fail to see why such a change would be (a) Correct or (b) A good idea.

If «content-type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii", «content-type; text/plain» and a missing content-type field are equivalent, I would say that encoding the character set is mandatory in email, just as Jakob Palme wrote in the first message. A message sender can't avoid specifying the character set, even by leaving out the charset parameter.