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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 12:32:06 -0500
Message-Id: <200402231732.i1NHW7K1010457@nerd-xing.mit.edu>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "WWW Style" <www-style@w3.org>

> people how aren't clued about character encodings are more likely to 
> serve style sheets that work if treated as windows-1252 than to serve 
> UTF-8.

Only in Western Europe.

> Also, for HTML browsers tend to default to windows-1252 regardless of the
> specs.

What gave you this idea?  Again, only in Western Europe, even if true (which I
do not believe it is).

> Using this heuristic also in case 3 instead of looking at the linking 
> document would improve the cacheability of parsed style sheets with 
> negligible actual breakage.

Using this instead of looking at the linking document will break Japanese pages
that use Shift_JIS and Japanese classnames and don't specify the encoding (lots
and lots of those).  In fact, such pages were the reason Mozilla added the
"look at the linking document" thing, if I recall correctly....

Then again, you're talking about standards mode I assume?  And quirks mode
would remain "whatever the UA wants"?

It really would be nice to only have to implement _one_ algorithm for this, of
course....

Boris
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