W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-comments@w3.org > January 2008

Re: BOCU-1, SCSU, etc.

From: Michaeljohn Clement <mj@mjclement.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 13:12:31 -0700
Message-ID: <479E372F.2070000@mjclement.com>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
CC: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>

Brian Smith wrote:
> Not all applications that use HTML are general purpose web browsers. If
> an HTML document or fragment is not going to be directly processed by a
> general-purpose web browser, then why do we need to restrict its
> encoding?

If your application isn't a general purpose Web browser, and your 
document or fragment isn't going to be on the Web, then why do you 
need to create conforming content?

> Then the restriction can be rewritten to "Don't use
> encodings that are not supported by your software."

That makes perfect sense for content that isn't on the Web, but why 
should HTML be loosened to support this kind of content, rather than 
the needs of the World Wide Web?

Michaeljohn Clement
Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 20:12:49 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 20:26:24 UTC