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[whatwg] several messages about handling encodings in HTML

From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:53:11 +0100
Message-ID: <1204296792.10669.4.camel@a1dmin.vola.spe.com.pl>

Dnia 29-02-2008, Pt o godzinie 01:21 +0000, Ian Hickson pisze:

> > In 8.2.2.4, I have no idea what's the reason or purpose of point 1, 
> > which reads "If the new encoding is UTF-16, change it to UTF-8.". I 
> > suspect some misunderstanding.
> 
> This is required because many pages are labelled as UTF-16 but actually 
> use UTF-8. For example:
> 
>   http://www.zingermans.com

UTF?16 cannot be transmitted over Internet anyway 
so it must be changed to something because what comes in 
is certainly not UTF?16-encoded.  
This declaration is in error; 
one of the possible universal encodings UTF?8, UTF?16LE and UTF?16BE 
should be chosen that produces valid markup for the decoded document.

Chris
Received on Friday, 29 February 2008 06:53:11 UTC

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