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[ESW Wiki] Update of "geoUnicodeConsiderationsWhenUpgrading" by Deborah Cawkwell

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 11:52:04 -0000
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The following page has been changed by Deborah Cawkwell:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/geoUnicodeConsiderationsWhenUpgrading


The comment on the change is:
Additional page weight / download cost changes; removal of extraneous headings.

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  === What I don’t need to worry about ===
  
- ==== Page weight ====
+ Page weight / download cost is not really an issue: given that a large proportion of a web page is HTML mark-up, where characters remain 1 byte, then the difference between legacy encoding and Unicode encoding is quite negligible. In addition, many legacy encodings for complex scripts are already double-byte, eg, Chinese.
  
  Same page weight as for legacy encodings:
  
     * HTML markup
     * English
  
- Slightly heavier, but given that a large proportion of a web page is HTML mark-up, where characters remain 1 byte, then this is quite negligible.
+ Slightly heavier
  
  '''QUERY FOR (DRC): did you mean the following RFC? [http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3629.txt?number=3629 RFC: UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646] I couldn't find the useful bit you mentioned re weight. Could you point me to it. ALSO QUERY FOR ALL - should we point to a page weight tool here.'''
  
@@ -103, +103 @@

  
  === Don't forget ===
  
- ==== Character encoding declaration ====
- 
- You should ensure that you change the [http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc Tutorial: character encoding declaration] from legacy to Unicode. 
+ Ensure that you include or change the [http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc Tutorial: character encoding declaration] from the legacy encoding to Unicode. 
  
     * HTTP header content-type, eg, Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
     * HTML head, eg, <meta http-equiv"Content-Type" content"text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
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