[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Nov 4 08:04:47 PST 2008


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Julian Reschke wrote:
...
> How is this relevant, though?
...
> The problem is that after saving to a local file, the mime type
> information is lost (including the encoding information), so what
> happens after that solely depends on the operating system's treatment of
> text files (which, at least for WinXP, has nothing to do what RFC2046
> says about text/plain).

Agreed. This regards the use of the .txt suffix with a BOM to overload
.txt to also mean UTF-8.

The BOM causes other problems (it changes the checksum of a file, etc. -
see RFC3629).

Joe
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