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Re: Auto-detect and encodings in HTML5

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 18:27:45 +0100
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "M.T. Carrasco Benitez" <mtcarrascob@yahoo.com>, Travis Leithead <Travis.Leithead@microsoft.com>, Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Harley Rosnow <Harley.Rosnow@microsoft.com>
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To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>

On 2 Jun 2009, at 17:17, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> The question is how to actually bring this into the draft. It has to  
> be more than a half hearted recommendation. It should be more in the  
> direction of how utf-8/-16 is the default for XML - a conformance  
> requirement.

One possibility would be to just say something like, "conforming  
documents MUST be encoded as UTF-8 and declare themselves to be so".

The biggest problem I see with that is that from an RFC 2119 point of  
view using UTF-8 isn't required for interoperability (for a start, UAs  
are required to support Windows-1252 as well).


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Geoffrey Sneddon
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