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Re: [XHR] i18n comment 5: charset detection health warning

From: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:27:15 -0800
Message-ID: <474F1293.2060108@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: public-webapi@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:11:37 +0100, <addison@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>> Comment:
>> Before the section on charset detection in Section 2, there should be 
>> a health warning stating something like:
>> -- 
>> For interoperability, the use of a Unicode encoding, particularly 
>> UTF-8, is RECOMMENDED. Non-Unicode encodings are difficult to detect 
>> and effectively limit the range of character data that can be 
>> transmitted reliably.
>> -- 
> This seems like good advice for an author tutorial. As you can tell, the 
> XMLHttpRequest specification is not really intended for authors. Having 
> said that, I should probably remove the last mentioning of "authors" out 
> of the specification.

I know that the spec isn't intended for authors. However: authors do 
read these specifications. I don't think including a health warning here 
would be unnecessarily burdensome: our working group would, I believe, 
prefer it to be included.



Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
Received on Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:28:00 UTC

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