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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:08:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4D3D6BA4.9080202@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On 24.01.2011 12:56, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:51:43 +0100, Julian Reschke
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> It's what the spec says, and why I raised the bug.
>
> So if Ian changed the note -- as he indicates this actually has nothing
> to do with HTTP so that would probably be the right thing to do here --
> it would be okay with you?

It would help; but I'd still object to mandate a behavior for no good 
reason when IE doesn't do it.

>>> because double and single quotes can be used all over the Web Platform
>>> interchangeably. Often though more lenient syntax is more compatible and
>>> authors do not always test in IE. There are places where IE has
>>> negligible market share.
>>
>> We can't change the HTTP syntax without breaking existing clients,
>> such as IE but likely many others.
>
> Currently the syntax breaks many clients as well. Probably including IE.

Which syntax?

>> Furthermore, if people not testing in IE is a problem, then the right
>> solution is to converge on the (correct) behavior of IE.
>
> That is not how many of our design choices have been made to date.

That may be a problem in itself.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 24 January 2011 12:08:40 UTC

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