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Re: CfC: close ISSUE-126 charset-vs-backslashes by amicable resolution

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:16:03 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTin+Ph5hWCK_fcwNd=3schriOB0Y-Kxta_Cx7qeo@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 8:50 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>
>> Julian, your change proposal claims that this is not needed for
>> interoperability. Do you have any data showing this other than the
>> fact that webkit-based browsers and opera does not implement this?
>
> That's actually not a fact. The browsers are pretty consistent in their
> handling of backslashes -- none of them do what Julian's CP proposes,
> they all just treat them the same as any other punctuation:
>
>   http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10806#c10

Ah, based on that, if Julians change proposal is accepted, could we at
least add a warning to the specification so that browsers know to
tread carefully if they do attempt to implement this part of the spec?

Of course, ideally I'd prefer that the spec aligned with browsers.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 05:16:55 GMT

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