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Re: rpmlint file-not-utf8



On Friday 14 September 2007, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 18:35 +0100, José Matos wrote:
> >   Not only that but I remember to see html pages composed with latin1
> > and without the charset in metadata. So the warning has its uses. :-)
>
> Well... doesn't HTTP default to ISO8859-1 unless the charset is
> otherwise specified?

In the vast majority of cases, HTTP isn't involved with HTML files packaged 
as %doc.  And even for HTML over HTTP, it's not quite that simple, see eg. 
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/charset.html section 5.2.2.


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