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From: Robert Yonaitis
Date: Jan 23, 2007 11:10AM

Hello All:

On Headers: of course headers are used for many different things and not
excluding static pages. From encoding, Privacy, Session, P3P, meta
information of all types, are we saying that we need to consider all
information in our headers as needed to be duplicated? Should we have to
save our P3P file to a P3P xml?

Can we assume if a user is saving a page that they are OK with the
encoding, privacy and any other information and the duplication should
not be required and if we are recommending this are you recommending
this for only static pages or not just static but for both
static/dynamic and web applications. I ask this because, as we all know,
a developer will ask Why?!? do I need to duplicate "widely accepted
method of using http headers" in my application which can present a
whole set of issues for the <meta approach.

Perhaps this is where a tool needs to be able to Read the value it is
looking for in the header or in the meta information and grade it
correctly versus saying that it fails because it does not read the

Is there a set of test cases that the tool was developed against or a
logic case/use case for us to look at. I would be curious to see it!

Thank you all!

-Rob Yonaitis

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Michael D. Roush wrote:

> Should I be using both the character encoding in the http header and
> in a <meta> tag? Should I remove the one set in the http header? Or
> should FAE allow the absence of the <meta> tag if the character
> encoding is set in the header?

I think an issue would arise once a user saves a page locally and
re-accesses it...in the absence of the header, in that case, the <meta>
is the only authoritive clue as to what encoding the page has.

So yes, I'd say use both.

Patrick H. Lauke