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Re: Handling unrecognized or unsupported charset

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 22:11:08 -0500
Message-ID: <40F7474C.7050801@mit.edu>
To: www-style Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>

Tex Texin wrote:
> No, the style sheet is defined in terms of unicode characters, but the encoding can
> be anything and parsing can be in the native encoding as long as it is equivalent to
> Unicode.

This last part is sort of key.

> If in the case of an unrecognized encoding, the parser presumed utf-8 and
> looked for the usual boundary markers (@, ;, etc.) for many sheets it would do an
> adequate job of parsing.

Yes, but is that desirable?  That would get flat-wrong results for any
non-ascii-compatible encoding out there, for example...  of which there are plenty.

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