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Re: [whatwg] Is EBCDIC support needed for not breaking the Web?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 16:26:27 +0200
To: "Marek Pawlowski" <marekp.w3c@gmail.com>, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ub8aedvu64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 04 Jun 2008 16:20:20 +0200, Marek Pawlowski <marekp.w3c@gmail.com>  
> On 6/1/08, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
>> Firefox and Opera being able get away with not supporting EBCDIC  
>> flavors suggests that EBCDIC-based encodings cannot be particularly  
>> Web-relevant.
>> Even if saying that browsers MUST NOT support them might end up being a  
>> dead letter, it seems that it would be feasible to say that browsers  
>> SHOULD NOT support them or at least MUST NOT let a heuristic detector  
>> guess EBCDIC (for security reasons).
> Opera on Windows (9.50b and 9.27) also lists UTF-7 in
> View->Encoding->Unicode submenu.

FWIW, we're planning on removing UTF-7 support for the browsing part of  
our product (it will still be supported for e-mail).

We're also planning on removing UTF-32 support completely.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2008 14:27:12 UTC

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