Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

Dirk.vanGulik@jrc.it
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 09:20:03 +0100 (MET)


Date: Wed, 27 Nov 1996 09:20:03 +0100 (MET)
From: Dirk.vanGulik@jrc.it
To: Misha Wolf <MISHA.WOLF@reuters.com>
Cc: www-html <www-html@w3.org>, www-international <www-international@w3.org>,
Subject: Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets
In-Reply-To: <8033352126111996/A24914/RE6/11ABD5632100*@MHS>
Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.961127091915.8761V-100000@elect6.jrc.it>


On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Misha Wolf wrote:

> If we are considering Web pages using Windows Code Pages, in which 
> illegal numeric character references have been used for characters 
> in the range 80-9F (decimal 128-159) then there will be no clash 
> with anything in Unicode as these values do not represent characters 
> in Unicode or, for that matter, in ISO 8859-X.  A permissive browser 
> will simply map these to the expected characters.

I think it is bad practice to specify how a browser should deal with
'illegal' input or cases; it is much better to fix your protocol so
that these cases can be detected, rather than guessed at.

DW.