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Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 14:08:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4D3C2861.2070503@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On 22.01.2011 16:29, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:35:44 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
> wrote:
>> If we accept that the rules should be the same as in HTTP we should
>> just reference HTTP instead so it is more clear the same code path can
>> be used.
>
> I have now tested the Content-Type header in HTTP and it appears the
> majority of distinct browser engines supports single quotes there. Given

Ah, "majority of distinct browser engines"; a new measure :-).

> that single quotes and double quotes can be used interchangeably all
> over the Web Platform changing HTTP would be a far more pragmatic way
> forward here I think.

A) please share what you actually tested

B) changing HTTP would break IE, for instance (see 
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/attachment.cgi?id=916> for the parsing in 
<meta>, and <http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/ct1.asis> for the HTTP 
header field). It would probably break many other non-browser HTTP 
agents/libraries.

What I'm really missing is a statement about WHY you would ever consider 
something "required for compatibility with existing content" when IE 
doesn't do it. Please elaborate.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 23 January 2011 13:09:53 GMT

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