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allow US-ASCII as well as UTF-8 for mobileOK documents?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 16:00:36 -0500
To: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org
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I see:

"If the request response does specify a character encoding but it is not
"UTF-8", FAIL"
 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/mobileOK/#id4485785

How about US-ASCII? especially since you can treat US-ASCII
as UTF-8 and preserve the meaning of the bytes.

It's perhaps not worthwhile to complicate things, if very
few documents are labelled US-ASCII.

p.s. I wonder if it's acceptable to limit encodings to UTF-8
and exclude UTF-16; it wasn't when XML was ratified.
But I'll leave it to those who have 1st-hand experience
with the need for UTF-16 to comment on that.

p.p.s. The fragid #id4485785 seems fragile. If you're
going to break it, break it only once, for the next draft.
At that point, change it to something like #char-encoding-support
and keep it that way for future revisions.


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