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Re: Feedback on "Offline Web Applications" (Editor's Draft 17 November 2007)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 21:40:17 +0200
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B8B349A2-B98F-4956-8BA8-58396958797C@iki.fi>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Nov 18, 2007, at 20:54, Julian Reschke wrote:

> However, *what* is defined over there ("Note: This is a willful  
> double violation of RFC2046.") makes me nervous.

RFC 2046 was created with email legacy considerations in mind. The  
encoding rules there are not only unhelpful but downright harmful in  
the contemporary HTTP context with UTF-8 decoding readily available.

The Web needs a text/5 spec.

> (CR only as line delimiter???)

Quoting the draft:
"Newlines must be represented by U+000A LINE FEED (LF) characters, U 
+000D CARRIAGE RETURN (CR) characters, or U+000D CARRIAGE RETURN (CR) U 
+000A LINE FEED (LF) pairs."

> - "...that takes up one mebibyte of storage." -- Typo?

Not a typo but not helpful to the reader, either:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebibyte

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Sunday, 18 November 2007 19:40:40 GMT

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