[log in to unmask] said:
> This rewriting can be done either at the HTML layer (using "&" entity
> references or numeric character references as defined in [HTML2]
> section 3.2.1) or at the MIME layer (using Content-Transfer-Encoding
> as defined in [MIME1] section 5).
Suggested alternate text for the paragraph:
The entity generating the HTML MAY choose to send non-ascii characters
as themselves, in which case the document will use a MIME
content-transfer-encoding, or it MAY choose to represent non-ascii
characters using entity references or numeric character references
as defined in [HTML2], in which case the document can be sent in the
default "7bit" content transfer encoding.
This avoids giving the impression that the "MIME layer" and the
"HTML layer" are the "same kind of thing", I think.