[webkit-dev] HTML5 & Web Links (RFC 5988)
alex at milowski.org
Wed Nov 10 01:59:23 PST 2010
On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 6:01 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:
> Moving or copying essential information about a document into HTTP headers is frustrating for charset declarations, why do that for anything else? With charsets, there is at least the explanation that many text formats don't have a place to declare it internally.
The charset parameter on the content-type header is more reliable than
what is in the document. It also gives you a way to know how to
decode the bytes into a character stream before you look into those
bytes. The absence of a charset parameter requires the user agent to
attempt strange things as the default character encoding for HTTP 1.1
In this way, it is very unlike the reservations some might have for
the Link header.
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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