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Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:16:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4D7F90EA.9060308@intertwingly.net>
To: Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 03/06/2011 01:27 PM, Philip J├Ągenstedt wrote:
> The spec shouldn't say that ignoring backslash escapes is necessary for
> compat (it probably isn't) [...]

While we don't routinely do this, in reviewing the objections to Change 
Proposals put forward for issue 126 it appears that there (might be? 
is?) consensus on this point, and furthermore that this addresses the 
issue expressed in ISSUE-126, even if it isn't the preferred alternative 
of every member of the working group:


Per the Decision Policy, "At any stage of the process, the issue can be 
settled amicably".  Therefore, if a change proposal is put forward in 
the next couple of days that captures the above, the chairs have agreed 
to issue a Call for Consensus on that proposal.  Otherwise, we will 
proceed to evaluate the change proposals that we do have.

> [...] but handling them is more complicated than
> ignoring them, so I don't think there's any reason to align with HTTP on
> this point unless the whole algorithm (and implementations!) is change
> to exactly match HTTP on all points.

You are welcome to include this in the Change Proposal.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:17:15 UTC

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