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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 06:36:21 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1101190635090.28618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 18 Jan 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> 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?

Sure.


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

The current spec text is an attempt at doing that, FWIW. This is an area 
with some lack of interoperability in a number of edge cases, though, so 
it's not an exact description of any one browser.

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