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Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-148 charset-detect by Amicable Resolution

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:20:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1103112018180.944@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Sam Ruby wrote:
> On 02/09/2011 12:04 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > The current status for this issue:
> > 
> > http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/148
> > http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-148
> > 
> > - We have a change proposal to change the algorithm for extracting an
> > encoding from a Content-Type.
> > 
> > At this time the Chairs would also like to solicit any other alternate
> > Change Proposals (possibly with "zero edits" as the Proposal Details),
> > in case anyone would like to advocate the status quo or a different
> > change than the specific one in the existing Change Proposals.
> > 
> > If no counter-proposals or alternate proposals are received by March
> > 10th, 2011, we will proceed to evaluate the change proposal that we have
> > received to date.
> 
> As we have received no counter-proposals or alternate proposals, the 
> chairs are issuing a call for consensus on the proposal that we do have.  
> If no objections are raised to this call by March 18th 2011, we will 
> direct the editor to make the proposed change.  If anybody would like to 
> raise an objection during this time, we strongly encourage them to 
> accompany their objection with a concrete and complete change proposal.

I don't plan to object to this one, but for the record it is similar to 
the other charset issues, where the proposal is not compatible with 
deployed user agents. Since user agents are not fully interoperable in 
this area yet, it is my intention to wait a while (I've previously 
estimated about a year, but it mostly depends on what UAs do) and then 
reexamine the issue to bring the spec into line with implementations, 
irrespective of the outcome of these issues.

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