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RE: http charset, <script> and IE

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:05:09 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY114-F39FA37BA38B69FB01A1CABB3ED0@phx.gbl>
To: www-international@w3.org

>To be clear, the BOM is not the only way to declare an encoding, so BOM is
>not the issue.
>As for the argument that not everyone has a Unicode editor (online or
>offline), c'mon this is 2007.
>Nobody has to use a legacy editor. They may choose to, but they don't have
Al I generally have is my online text editor which comes with my site; check 
out the encoding in some of the online editors yourself (I am without 
personal computer, only a library computer these days, and with no way to 
upload--there is an a drive on the library computer but after crashing all 
my remaining floppies and having nothing work, I've abandoned that too).


--C. E. Whitehead

>Anyway, I'd like to focus on getting a recommendation for having IE respect
>the http protocol.
>Perhaps a recommendation would be to have Javascript have a meta-statement
>or pragma to declare the encoding of the .js file within the file, like
>html, css et all do. (It doesn't have one AFAIK, but I don't work a lot 
> ><rant on>
> >The concept of declaring encodings in the retrieving page rather than
> >the retrieved page is brain-dead if you ask me and should be stricken
> >from specs.
> >Authors and Pubishers should declare the encoding. (And it should be
> >unicode.)
> >
>That's an ideal to shoot for--most versions of notepad out today will 
>files as utf-8; but not everyone has editors for unicode that do not put a
>bom in files and I do not think we can expect them to have these.
>Also I have to tell you, some online text editors, for file creation, do 
>encode unicode characters.
>That's life.  Wish they'd all upgrade.
>But some people have to use those so alas not every file will be unicode,
>but I do agree, the authors and applications that create pages should
>declare the encoding.
>--C. E. Whitehead

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