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[Bug 21151] Don't limit set of supported encodings

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Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:10:28 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21151

Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> ---
I think this should be WONTFIX. We should only support UTF-8 and the set of
legacy encodings needed to successfully render the current Web.

Supporting other encodings just adds incompatibility and attack surface by
definition without improving Web compatibility.

As for Indian font encodings specifically, pages that rely on particular fonts
are already broken in the sense that they don't work correctly across different
client systems. We should get Indian sites to use UTF-8 instead of perpetuating
uninteroperable font dependencies of the 1990s.

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