On July 30, 1998 at 11:49, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
The W3C validator is incorrect.
I'm sure they would love to hear about it... Should I drop them a note?
Your documentation says:
Character set to use as the default if no character set is
defined for the message. If option not specified,
"us-ascii" is used.
Correct. To be more specific, if no charset is specified, the filter
will leave 8-bit characters "as-is". The filter quietly assumes
iso-8859-1 is the default charset that is used by the web browser.
This can be a bad assumption if it is not. The reason for this
behavior is that alot of overhead would occur if the filter converted
8-bit characters to entity references (it will do this for
iso-8859-[2-10] unless instructed not to so).
To be safe, you can keep the default= setting you have in-case
the filter's behavior changes.
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