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Encoding Standard (was: RE: Encoding API exceptions)

From: Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:40:27 +0000
To: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
CC: Joshua Bell <jsbell@google.com>, Masatoshi Kimura <VYV03354@nifty.ne.jp>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allenwb@mozilla.com>
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From: Shawn Steele [mailto:Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com] 

> Currently the text could be read as being "the" standard definition of the encodings, however a better description might be that it's a normalized collection of encodings, and the files really should point to the standard source definitions.

My understanding is that for the purpose of the web, these definitions are the standard definitions, and attempting to apply others will be incompatible with web content (and of course the many runtimes that attempt to interoperate with web content, including most server-side systems).

This may be more or less true in specific cases, but that is how I understand the overall intent of the standard.

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