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Re: CLOSED: Issue #172

From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:02:17 -0400
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To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hello Christophe,

>Just a minor editorial comment: could you delete the spaces before and 
>after the slash in "ISO/IEC"? (ISO and IEC work together on UCS; the 
>Unicode consortium works on Unicode.)

The spaces don't appear in the draft:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#textdef
"A sequence of characters. Characters are those included in the 
Unicode/ISO/IEC 106464 repertoire."

>I'm inclined to think that web developers and people who configure CMSs 
>should at least know what character encoding they are using. If they don't 
>understand "character set" and "codepoints", I doubt that they understand 
>UTF-8 and UTF-16, although this is rather essential when you need Unicode. 
>And if you don't need Unicode, you should know whether you are using (for 
>example) Windows codepage 1252 instead of ISO-8859-1 or EUC-JP instead of 
>SHIFT-JIS.

I can buy that, although I am concerned about confusing less technical readers.

>>and therefore, I'm not sure that we need it. Do you feel strongly that we 
>>need the clarification?
>
>Maybe we should wait and see if there comments on the definition, before 
>deciding if we need a clarification.

ok.

--w 
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