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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 115 (and 44)

From: Rijk van Geijtenbeek <rijk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 00:27:49 +0100
To: "WWW Style" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <opr3k94nukicz8n2@laptop-rijk.lan>

On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 23:49:36 +0100, Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org> wrote:


>> I suppose we could just specify such sheets as invalid and refuse to  
>> process them
>> Or specify that they are UTF-8 (a la XML).
>> Both would break most pages out there.
> Because most stylesheets out there are in what? Most are in US-ASCII,
> I would guess, since the entire syntax of CSS uses US-ASCII. The only
> opportunities to have anything else are replaced content in:before and
> :after, which is not too common in practice since it doesn't work in
> MSIE/Win.
> So, if most stylesheets are US-ASCII then a default of UTF-8 would
> work pretty well.

Mozilla refused to use the stylesheet for www.opera.com for a while,  
because the webmaster had put a comment in it... in Norwegian, using the  
a-ring character. The stylesheet was send as Latin-1, but didn't contain  
charset info, and the referring page was utf-8.

Clear rules on how to handle such a case have their use, I think.

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