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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 14:14:02 -0500
Message-Id: <200402211914.i1LJE21I005027@department-of-alchemy.mit.edu>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: "WWW Style" <www-style@w3.org>

> > 3) If neither the header nor looking for U+FEFF or @charset
> > yield an encoding, but this style sheet was loaded because
> > a document linked to it (or linked to a style sheet that in turn
> > linked to it, recursively), then use the encoding of the
> > document (or style sheet) that linked to this one.
> > 
> > 4) If all else fails, assume UTF-8.
> How could step (3) fail to determine a character encoding?

Because not all stylesheets are loaded from a document?  Consider UA and user
stylesheets, if nothing else...

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