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Re: [CSS21] Required charset support

From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 00:24:38 -0400
Message-ID: <40F60706.7000307@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
To: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Mark Moore wrote:

>In section 4.4 CSS style sheet representation, the specification states:
>This specification does not mandate which character encodings a user agent
>must support.
>It seems like there must be some minimal requirement.  For instance, the
>ability to specify a charset with "@charset" implies the requirements
>elaborated just before section 4.4.1.
>It seems support for UTF-8 is a requirement since the UA *must* assume UTF-8
>if the charset is not specified.  Shouldn't the referenced passage be
>modified to reflect the UTF-8 requirement?
I remember reading somewhere A CSS parser must be able to parse the 
content in a 'normal' charset up until the first reading of a @charset 
rule (or that may have been in HTML 4.01, but I thought I read it in CSS 
as well).

which seems correct, you can also specify charset via http-headers, 
which may have been the intent.

~Justin Wood
Received on Thursday, 15 July 2004 00:25:54 UTC

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