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Re: 'Web addresses in HTML 5' for review [IRIEverywhere-27 ISSUE-27]

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 22:38:01 +0000
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <F40D07D6-99DF-497E-A675-771F3CAC4CAF@googlemail.com>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com

On 19 Mar 2009, at 20:30, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

> An editorial concern:  step 3 in section 3 says [1]:
>
>        * If encoding is UTF-16, then change it to UTF-8.
>
> I think this reads two ways:
>
>        1. Go and convert the Web address
>           string to UTF-8, then proceed
>        2. Don't touch the string, but for
>           purposes of the remaining steps,
>           assume that "encoding" is
>           set to UTF-8.
>
> Whichever it is, I recommend that it be stated more clearly.  Thank  
> you.

I raised this previously (while that prose was in HTML 5): it should  
be two.

Something like the following would be better, "If encoding is UTF-16,  
then change encoding to UTF-8, leaving w intact."


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