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Re: [HTML5] 2.8 Character encodings

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:07:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4A82A271.6090709@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>, public-html-comments@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.

Well, except for the things it doesn't describe anymore.

So I agree that the media type registration should remain in a 
stand-alone document, obsoleting RFC 2854, but keeping most the historic 
stuff in it.

This may require an issue in the Issue tracker.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 11:08:10 GMT

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