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RE: For review: Character encodings in HTML and CSS

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:37:00 -0000
To: "'Leif Halvard Silli'" <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
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> From: Leif Halvard Silli [mailto:xn--mlform-iua@målform.no]
> Sent: 20 February 2010 01:34
> To: Richard Ishida
> Cc: www-international@w3.org
> Subject: Re: For review: Character encodings in HTML and CSS
> 
> Richard Ishida, Tue, 9 Feb 2010 13:20:29 -0000:
> > See http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc/temp
> 
> ]] On the other hand, you should be aware that this could cause
> rendering issues for at least some of your users when browsers treat
> the page as HTML. For example, it causes Internet Explorer 6 to render
> the page in quirks mode. [[
> 
> IE6 is the only user agent known to have trouble with the xml
> declaration - is it not?. Hence I suggest to focus firmly on
> IE6 instead of blurring the picture by saying "for example IE6".
> To say "for example IE6" hints that there are even more user
> agents that have trouble with this.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_1


> 
> I've tested this myself, and in case the only whitespace character
> between the "<?xml" start tag and the _first_ appearing attribute
> of the XML declaration is a line break, like  this:
> 
> <?xml
> encoding="utf-8" version="1.0! ?>

Did you have an exclamation mark in your tests?

RI
> 
> then even IE7 and IE8 triggers quirksmode. However, I think that this
> small - a - quirk is not enough to in general warn against using the
> xml declaration together with IE7 and IE8.
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> leif halvard silli
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