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Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header Field Parameters

2011 Nov 24, 7:45

From the document: ‘Appendix B. Implementation Report: The encoding defined in this document currently is used for two different HTTP header fields: “Content-Disposition”, defined in [RFC6266], and “Link”, defined in [RFC5988]. As the encoding is a profile/clarification of the one defined in [RFC2231] in 1997, many user agents already supported it for use in “Content-Disposition” when [RFC5987] got published.

Since the publication of [RFC5987], two more popular desktop user agents have added support for this encoding; see
   NET/http/content-disposition-tests#encoding-2231-char for details. At this time, only one major desktop user agent (Safari) does not support it.

Note that the implementation in Internet Explorer 9 does not support the ISO-8859-1 encoding; this document revision acknowledges that UTF-8 is sufficient for expressing all code points, and removes the requirement to support ISO-8859-1.’

Yay for UTF-8!

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Official Google Blog: Unicode nearing 50% of the web

2010 Jan 28, 4:20Graph of encodings used by documents on the web. Unicode based encodings are thankfully on the rise.PermalinkCommentsunicode encoding web internationalization localization utf8 text html technical

Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Language Detection: A Witch’s Brew?

2009 Dec 4, 10:24Flickr dev. blog on the accept-language HTTP header: "It’s true that the Accept-Language header has a troubled history. Because of this, many developers regard it the way medieval villagers might have regarded a woman with a warty nose and a pet cat – it should be shunned, avoided and possibly burned at the stake." And this great anecdote: "In two and a half years of running as an international site, we’ve only ever had one case where it didn’t work. Helio, a cellphone company, had a browser was custom-built for them in Korea, and had its “Accept-Language” header hard-coded to always request Korean, something which led to much confusion for the Flickr users amongst their American customers."PermalinkCommentsflickr internationalization language accept-language http http-header development technical web

Internationalization Best Practices: Specifying Language in XHTML and HTML Content

2009 Jun 25, 1:53"The document provides practical best practices related to specifying the language of content that HTML content authors can use to ensure that their HTML is easily adaptable for an international audience. These are best practices that are best addressed from the start of content development if unnecessary costs and resource issues are to be avoided later on."PermalinkCommentslanguage i18n internationalization html w3c xml reference xhtml technical

W3C I18n Tutorial: Declaring Language in XHTML and HTML

2009 Jun 25, 1:51"By following this tutorial you should be able to: ... recognize the available alternatives for declaring language, and how they differ ..."PermalinkCommentsw3c internationalization language html xml xhtml i18n tutorial technical

Test results: Bidi in window title and tooltip

2008 Feb 22, 9:50FTA: "This page summarises results for a set of tests aimed at discovering whether bidirectional text is displayed as expected in the window title bar and tooltips." Punchline: generally, no they're not.PermalinkCommentsbidi internationalization w3c browser web ie6 firefox opera

Richard Ishida

2007 Feb 13, 12:03The home of Richard Ishida who works on internationalization at the W3C. Links to his blog, photos, writings, etc.PermalinkCommentsi18n w3c richard-ishida unicode encoding html blog photos

RFC 2640 (rfc2640) - Internationalization of the File Transfer Protocol

2006 Feb 13, 9:26PermalinkCommentsftp uri iri rfc reference internet
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