[spec] Limit valid encodings of text/gemini to UTF-8

Stephane Bortzmeyer stephane at sources.org
Sun Jan 3 13:46:17 GMT 2021


On Tue, Dec 29, 2020 at 04:37:08PM -0500,
 Sean Conner <sean at conman.org> wrote 
 a message of 17 lines which said:

> > Looking at latest stats on
> > <gemini://gemini.bortzmeyer.org/software/lupa/stats.gmi> it looks
> > like UTF-8 (this includes unspecified charsets which per spec
> > default to UTF-8) is used by 81% of pages, US-ASCII accounts for
> > 17%.

> And looking at the stats from GUS [1], text/plain is more popular
> than text/gemini (by over 2:1) and UTF-8 to US-ASCII is 54% to 46%.

This is because it includes a lot of text/plain. I've just modified
the stats at <gemini://gemini.bortzmeyer.org/software/lupa/stats.gmi>
to have a special tally for text/gemini and UTF-8 has a
quasi-monopoly.


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