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[Bug 13395] New: i18n-ISSUE-76: Clarify 'preferred name' for encodings

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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:11:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13395

           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-76: Clarify 'preferred name' for encodings
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5: The Markup Language (editor: Michael(tm) Smith)
        AssignedTo: mike@w3.org
        ReportedBy: public-i18n-core@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


4.2. Character encoding declaration
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/syntax.html#character-encoding

"The value must be a valid character encoding name, and must be the preferred
name for that encoding, as specified in the IANA [Character Sets] registry."

It would be good to have a link on 'preferred name' to make it clear that this
includes the encoding name if there is no preferred name. See:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/infrastructure.html#preferred-mime-name
"The preferred MIME name of a character encoding is the name or alias labeled
as "preferred MIME name" in the IANA Character Sets registry, if there is one,
or the encoding's name, if none of the aliases are so labeled." 

Otherwise it is misleading. (To be honest, it's still not overly clear. Much as
new jargon is best avoided, this may be a case where we need a slightly
different term, such as 'html-preferred'.)

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