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Re: HTML5 Issue 11 (encoding detection): I18N WG response...

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 19:57:00 -0700
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, =?utf-8?Q? "Martin_J._D=C3=BCrst" ?= <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>, Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
On 11 Oct 2009, at 18:39, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:

> Can someone please explain, again, why the discussion of default
> configurations of a particular category of user agent in various
> regions belongs in the definition of the HyperText Markup Language?
>
> What benefit can any author of a web page derive, please, from
> knowing what the default settings of various browsers in products
> sold into various language environments?

Authors aren't the only target audience of this specification.  
Implementors benefit from advice suggesting default encodings. Users  
benefit from consistency in implementations.

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Ian Hickson
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 02:58:35 GMT

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