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Re: svn.collab.net httpd configuration: default charset

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-04-17 18:48:55 CEST

On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 03:07, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> FWIW, httpd 2.0.53 removed AddDefaultCharset from the default httpd.conf
> configuration because of all the brokenness default charsets introduce.

As far as I can tell, all of the arguments presented in the issue you
cite make sense when considering a piece of software imposing a default
charset on an unsuspecting server administrator, but do not make sense
when considering a server administrator specifying a default charset.

> So, I believe keeping that directive present is really a bad idea. See:

So I don't see how this follows.

> So, +1 to Eric's idea as it is the best one. (Historical versions of CHANGES
> not showing up in UTF-8 aren't that big of a deal, IMHO.)

Nonetheless, I don't see what the problem is in saying "our text
documents are almost all UTF-8 documents".

(I saw Oyvind's list of files containing non-UTF-8 sequences, but as far
as I can tell they're a combination of rare exceptions and mistakes.)

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