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Re: removing the srcdoc

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:44:32 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1001260944p587fe87eo6083932cce941185@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> If you omit the charset, I think it will attempt to default to
>> windows-1252.  At least, it apparently will with text/html.  Not sure
>
>> ...
>
> I don't think this is true. As far as I can tell, the default is impl/local
> specific.

True, but having the US locale and possibly others default to
windows-1252 is still a bad thing.  It's an annoying legacy constraint
that causes problems every time I forget to write the charset meta in
my pages.

> Anyway, adding a BOM should be sufficient for triggering UTF-8.

Adding a BOM to the data url?  Why would I do that?  That's less bytes
than the charset declaration, but more difficult to remember and
enormously more arcane.

>> what happens with text/html-sandboxed.
>>
>> The DOCTYPE is required or else the page will be in quirks mode.
>
> Well, that's something we could change for text/html-sandboxed. Also, we
> could allow fragments of HTML. (Or even require them?)

Indeed, that seems like it could be a good solution.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2010 17:45:22 UTC

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