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Re: mobileOK tests - UTF-8 requirement

From: <mike@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 16:11:54 +0000
To: Christoph Richter <Christoph.Richter@bwin.org>
Cc: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1HwKaY-0002e1-U4@wiggum.w3.org>

 Dear Christoph Richter ,

The Mobile Web Best Practice Working Group has reviewed the comments you
sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the W3C mobileOK Basic
Tests 1.0 published on 30 Jan 2007. Thank you for having taken the time to
review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below, and has
been implemented in the new version of the document available at:
http://www.w3.org/TR /2007/WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070525/

Please review it carefully and let us know if you agree with it or not
before 22 June 2007. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide
a specific solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If
such a consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to
raise a formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director
during the transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C
Recommendation Track.


For the Mobile Web Best Practice Working Group,
Michael(tm) Smith
W3C Staff Contact

 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-mobileOK-basic10-tests-20070130/


Your comment on 2.3.2 HTTP Request:
> We changed from UTF-8 to the desired ISO encoding (we deliver the
> specific encoding depending on the user language – currently we have
> 27 languages) because there are some handset incompatibilities.
> Some handsets send the header, that they support UTF-8, but then
> produce error’s with this encoding.
> Since these handsets were from different manufactures and also in our
> top 20 handsets we decided to produce only ISO encodings.
> This was a decision nearly a Year ago. Maybe this has changed. And I
> think this will definitely in the future no problem, but currently we
> leave it as is.
> I cannot remember exactly what phones that were, but I think one of
> them was Sony Ericsson K700i.

Working Group Resolution:
UTF-8 is used when nothing is known of the device and
user. Using ISO encoding requires some
knowledge of the user and the device. Using UTF-8 is a compromise and
there will be devices which do not
support it properly, however, of the choices available in this situation
(nothing known of the device and user)
we believe UTF-8 is the one that works in most cases. 

If the device is known not to support UTF-8 correctly then this should be
dealt with per DEFICIENCIES. 


Your comment on 3.11 MEASURES:
> And btw, because of the Measures point, there is always an need to
> define 1px size of whatever for lines. And since we can produce for
> each handset the right page for their resolution we make everything in
> pixel…

Working Group Resolution:
We accept this comment for the next version of the BP document.

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