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Re: guessing character encoding (was HTML WG)

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 16:27:26 -0700
Message-ID: <002201c7c5a5$5fd5a0a0$f502000a@internal.toppro.net>
To: "Robert Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>, "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Burns" <rob@robburns.com>
To: "Andrew Fedoniouk" <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>; "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: guessing character encoding (was HTML WG)


> 
> 
> On Jul 13, 2007, at 2:00 PM, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> 
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sander Tekelenburg" <st@isoc.nl>
>>
>>> At 08:19 +0300 UTC, on 2007-07-13, Dmitry Turin wrote:
>>>
>>>> Good day, Robert.
>>>>
>>>> RB> I was wondering what character encoding you use to serve up  
>>>> this page:
>>>> RB> <http://html60.chat.ru/site/html60/ru/index_ru.htm>
>>>> RB> We're trying to conduct some tests on current UAs and this  
>>>> page might
>>>> RB> be helpful. Do you know what charset it uses?
>>>>
>>>> All pages in russian language are coded in WIN-1251.
>>>> These documents are displayed truely both in IE and Opera.
>>>
>>> Only because they happen to guess what you intend. They're not  
>>> presented as
>>> you intend in iCab3.0.3, Firefox2.0.0.4, Safari2.0.4 (because  
>>> neither the
>>> server nor the document itself say what character repertoire the  
>>> document is
>>> in).
>>
>> Sander, that is just a bug.
> 
> I couldn't tell what you were referring to as "a bug" in the above  
> text. Could you elaborate?

Sorry for not being clear enough.

It is an author's error to publish document without 
providing information of what encoding is used in it.

Andrew Fedoniouk.
http://terrainformatica.com
Received on Friday, 13 July 2007 23:27:49 UTC

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