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Re: For review: Character encodings in HTML and CSS

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:40:44 +0100
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100210164044529098.2d12ab03@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:09:09 +0100:
> Richard Ishida, Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:20:29 -0000:
>> Comments are being sought on this article prior to final release. 
>> Please send any comments to this list (www-international@w3.org). We 
>> expect to publish a final version in one to two weeks.

  [ focus on the quirks mode part:]

> (12) Finally, things I do not especially want to see in such a 
> document: I'm often surprised when I see how many things that appear 
> under the i18n heading at www.w3.org ...  And in this document: quirks 
> mode ???  Isn't that to stretch it, to talk about quirks mode in a 
> document about character encoding? I think the issues of quirks mode 
> should be explained somewhere, but not necessarily in this document, as 
> I think there are no issues w.r.t. interpretation of encodings and 
> escapes etc in regard to quirks mode. The only thing is the XML 
> declaration. Quirks mode appears to me as a deviation from the main 
> topic!

When in quirks mode, then Webkit will interpret <!--> (only two '--' 
inside) as a HTML comment.

This is an example of something that perhaps is somewhat related to the 
topic of the article - character encoding. In an article about 
character encoding, I would like see illustrations of such a character 
related issue, rather than illustrations of the CSS related effects of 
quirks mode in IE.
-- 
leif halvard silli
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