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RE: AssocSS Issue kay-3 [was: my thoughts on Mike Kay's AssocSS comments]

From: Grosso, Paul <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 16:45:47 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 2010 January 27 15:41
> To: Grosso, Paul
> Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: AssocSS Issue kay-3 [was: my thoughts on Mike Kay's
> AssocSS comments]
> Grosso, Paul scripsit:
> > Here is the latest in the "charset on xml-stylesheet pi" issue on
> > which I hope you can comment.  This is recorded as Issue kay-3 at
> > http://www.w3.org/XML/2010/01/disposition.html#issue-kay-3 .
> To recap what I said in the meeting:  charset is never anything more
> than
> a hint which a browser can use to discard spreadsheets whose encoding

I assume s/spreadsheets/stylesheets/

> it
> cannot handle, or a last-resort mechanism of determining the encoding
> if neither the HTTP header nor the document contains any information.
> Not having an XML encoding declaration means that the encoding of an
> XML document is UTF-8 if there is no 16-BOM, or UTF-16 if there is,
> so in effect it is true that the charset PA is fairly worthless for
> stylesheets written in XML.

Do you have any recommendation for one or both of:

1.  wording to add to the spec

2.  a response to Michael

on this topic?

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