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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


> 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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