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Re: Problem in publishing multilingual HTML document on web in UTF-8 encoding

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:02:12 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060605150212.GA19285@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Monday 2006-06-05 02:45 -0700, Paul Nelson (ATC) wrote:
> What is your suggestion to enforce page authors write the correct
> charset (if any) on their pages?

It is probably too late to switch to such an approach now for text/html,
but it would have been better to use a simple and public algorithm (such
as defaulting to UTF-8) than a complex and proprietary one.  Web authors
would then see when they did something wrong (failed to label their page
or failed to use UTF-8) when testing their pages.


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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