Ticket #20 (closed design: fixed)
Default charsets for text media types
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|Component:||p3-payload||Severity:||Active WG Document|
2616 Section 3.7.1 states;
When no explicit charset parameter is provided by the sender, media subtypes of the "text" type are defined to have a default charset value of "ISO-8859-1" when received via HTTP.
However, many, if not all, of the text/* media types define their own defaults; text/plain (RFC2046), for example, defaults to ASCII, as does text/xml (RFC3023).
How do these format-specific defaults interact with HTTP's default? Is HTTP really overriding them?
I'm far from the first to be confused by this text, and I'm sure it's been asked before, but I haven't been able to find a definitive answer. If errata are still being considered, perhaps removing/ modifying this line would be a good start...
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