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I18N-ISSUE-58: In-document declarations always useful [Polyglot]

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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:15:14 +0000
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I18N-ISSUE-58: In-document declarations always useful [Polyglot]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/58

Raised by: Richard Ishida
On product: Polyglot

3. Character Encoding
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-polyglot-20100624/#character-encoding

WG Approved: Yes


"In addition, polyglot markup need not include the meta charset declaration, because the parser would have to read UTF-16 in order to parse it by definition."

The i18n WG guidelines recommend, nevertheless, that you always include a visible encoding declaration in your document, since it helps developers, testers, or translation production managers who want to visually check the encoding of a document. So it's true to say that you strictly don't need it, but we would prefer that people do. Please could you reflect that in your document.

Please add comments to bugzilla:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10150


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