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Re: ISSUE-11: suggest closing (default character encoding)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:51:49 -0500
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1250203909.14124.48014.camel@pav.lan>
On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 22:32 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/11
> 
> There has been little discussion since the issue is raised. For  
> compatibility reasons, it is not practical to make UTF-8 the default  
> encoding for HTML5 - I believe no implementor of browsers or other  
> influential HTML consumers would be willing to make that change.  
> Therefore I propose we close ISSUE-11 in favor of the current spec text.

I can't find the relevant current spec text. Help?

The comment that prompted the issue was regarding
"Due to its use in 
legacy content, windows-1252 is recommended as a default in 
predominantly Western demographics."
but I can't find that text or anything like it
either in the relevant section of the HTML 5 spec
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#character-encodings-0
nor in [MIMESNIFF]
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-abarth-mime-sniff-01

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