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RE: [HTML5] 2.8 Character encodings

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:57:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908121056370.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 12 Aug 2009, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> Ian Hickson:
> >On Sat, 1 Aug 2009, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> >>
> >> There is no indication, that this might be 'HTML5'. Therefore no
> >> specific rule from the 'HTML5' draft needs to be applied.
> >
> >"text/html" is the indication that the HTML5 spec applies. (Or at least, 
> >that will be the case once we update the text/html registration.)
> 
> This would be really a big backwards incompatibility, because
> it is not obvious, what to send for previous HTML versions.

HTML5 describes how you handle documents intended for previous versions as 
well, so that's not an issue.

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