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Re: HTML5 Issue 11 (encoding detection): I18N WG response...

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 19:57:00 -0700
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, =?utf-8?Q? "Martin_J._D=C3=BCrst" ?= <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>, Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
On 11 Oct 2009, at 18:39, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:

> Can someone please explain, again, why the discussion of default
> configurations of a particular category of user agent in various
> regions belongs in the definition of the HyperText Markup Language?
> What benefit can any author of a web page derive, please, from
> knowing what the default settings of various browsers in products
> sold into various language environments?

Authors aren't the only target audience of this specification.  
Implementors benefit from advice suggesting default encodings. Users  
benefit from consistency in implementations.

Ian Hickson
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 02:58:36 UTC

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