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[Fwd: Re: Handling unrecognized or unsupported charset]

From: Tex Texin <tex@XenCraft.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 23:28:33 -0400
Message-ID: <40F74B61.55308511@XenCraft.com>
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>


It's not best case I agree. Personally I think style sheets should give errors
and fail. The idea of silently ignoring errors or conflicts is bogus.

But I don't see that doing as much as you can is any worse than not using the
entire sheet as you suggested (I think.)
tex

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> -Boris

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