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Re: Charmod NONconformance and superset encodings

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:34:35 +0000 (UTC)
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0711200720030.3737@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Martin Duerst wrote:
> > 
> >   <Hixie> When a user agent would otherwise use the ISO-8859-1
> >   encoding, it must instead use the Windows-1252 encoding."
> >
> >   Henri: that part is a violation of charmod
> 
> I strongly agree.

I agree as well.


> >   ... We're not proposing a substantive change, just providing more
> >   justification for what you're doing.
> 
> I very much hope this gets reexamined. There may be various ways to work 
> this out, but just claiming that there is no violation of Charmod in 
> this case is a very bad start.

I agree. I've updated the spec to explicitly state that this is a known 
violation of CHARMOD.


> I have looked at the minutes of your recent meeting. There are a couple 
> topics I want to comment on, I have created separate threads for them.

I didn't see anything that required spec changes in the other threads so I 
haven't replied to those. Please let me know if you see anything in the 
HTML5 spec that needs correcting!

Cheers,
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