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Re: IANA registered name for Microsoft Windows Code Page 1252

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 14:43:53 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <B0002510922@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
To: www international <www-international@w3.org>
Paul Langer wrote:

> The XML spec recommends "that character encodings registered (as
> charsets) with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority [IANA], other
> than those just listed, should be referred to using their registered
> names" (http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210.html#charencoding). 
> Is there a registered name for the Microsoft flavour of Latin 1 (Windows
> Code Page 1252)?

The answer is No.  Microsoft's position is that as WCP 1252 is a superset 
of ISO 8859-1, it is safe to label pages encoded using WCP 1252 as 
"ISO-8859-1".  This is very naughty.  If you find a Web page that does this, 
you should complain to the relevant Webmaster.


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