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Re: Is the P-word? (Was: TAG Decision on Rescinding the request to the HTML WG to develop a polyglot guide)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:59:12 +0100
To: David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130124015912254692.9153c524@xn--mlform-iua.no>
David Sheets, Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:13:23 -0800:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:11 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> David Sheets, Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:18:00 -0800:

>> The Polyglot Markup spec limits itself to define a subset of the HTML5
>> spec, which permits meta@charset=UTF-8 in both XHTML code and HTML
>> code, whereas the HTML5 spec only permits meta@http-equiv in HTML code.
> 
> Are you referring to
> 
<http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/document-metadata.html#attr-meta-http-equiv-content-type>?

Yes.

  […]
> This tag seems to be the most appropriate for expressing the
> polyglot-ness of an (X)HTML document. Maybe there is another way to
> declare this authorial intent, however.

The heading of the HTML5 section is 'Encoding declaration state 
(http-equiv="content-type")'. Which indicates that it, from a 
conformance point of view, is seen as the encoding declaration state 
even if "charset" is lacking. And, no, we are not really looking for 
any versioning method.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:59:41 UTC

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