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RE: For review: Character encodings in HTML and CSS

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 15:50:46 -0500
Message-ID: <SNT142-w279C4127B3275CAF7867BCB3440@phx.gbl>
To: <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>, <ishida@w3.org>
CC: <www-international@w3.org>

Hi, I really liked most of Najib's suggestions, with the exception of one or two.


From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@gmail.com> 
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 23:45:05 +0000


 > 7-  Pros and cons of using the HTTP header for encoding declarations /
> (http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc/temp#Slide0130)
> . . .
> - So should I use this method? (next <p>)
>"the file may be changed by an intermediary before it reaches the user 
> [...], you may particularly want to consider using the HTTP declaration."
> May be
> "the file may be changed by an intermediary before it reaches the user 
> [...], you may particularly want to consider using the HTTP declaration, 
> SINCE IT IS CHANGED ACCORDINGLY."
Personally Najib, I think that the fact that is it changed is clear from "changed by an intermediary . . ." but suit yourself.
> - your following remark:
> "(Some people would argue that it is rarely appropriate to declare the 
> encoding in the HTTP header if you are going to repeat it in the content 
> of the document. In this case, they are proposing that the HTTP header 
> say nothing about the document encoding. Note that this would usually 
> mean taking action to disable any server defaults.)"
> may be
> "(Some people would argue that it is rarely appropriate to declare the 
> encoding in the HTTP header if you are going to repeat it in the content 
> of the document. In this case, they are proposing that the HTTP header 
> say nothing about the document encoding, OR THAT THE DECLARATION INSIDE 
> THE DOCUMENT TAKE PRECEDENCE. AFTER ALL IT IS WHAT THE AUTHOR WANTS. 
> Note that this would usually mean taking action to disable any server 
> defaults.)"
I like R. I.'s wording in this case!  Sorry Najib but your wording here is a bit confusing;
I'm not sure we need to know that 'this is what the author wants' after all. 
 
Otherwise, I like all your comments!  And hope they get in!
Best,
C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar@hotmail.com

 		 	   		  
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