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Re: faq suggestions

From: Jungshik Shin <jshin@i18nl10n.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 15:35:48 +0900
Message-ID: <41299044.1040406@i18nl10n.com>
To: www-international@w3.org

Jungshik Shin wrote:

>> * Tex Texin wrote:

>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/charset.html#h-5.2.2
>>> "The META declaration must only be used when the character encoding is
>>> organized such that ASCII-valued bytes stand for ASCII characters (at 
>>> least
>>> until the META element is parsed). META declarations should appear as 
>>> early as
>>> possible in the HEAD element."

> 'At least until ....' phrase can be interpreted to mean the following, 
> too (which is similar to what Tex wrote in his first message in this 
> thread) A document can be in two encodings, the first of which is ASCII 
> and used until 'meta charset' declaration appears. After declaring 
> charset to be UTF-16LE(EBCDIC, or whatever), it can be in UTF-16LE. This 
> is rather 'crazy', but it seems like that's a possible scenario. Well, 
> I'm being lazy here... I should go and find out in what context the 
> above paragraph was written.

   Martin did my homework and made it clear that there isn't a 'hole' in 
HTML4 which could be used to come up with my 'crazy' interpretation.

Received on Monday, 23 August 2004 06:36:24 UTC

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