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[Bug 22223] Latin-1 characters (æ, þ etc.) are rejected as errors by validator

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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:11:20 +0000
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--- Comment #5 from jc ahágama <ahangama@gmail.com> ---
I understand now. Thank you for explaining so clearly. My fault.

My problem has been that I still use HTML-Kit that has no choices of encoding
types. I suspect the new ruling will upgrade from SHOULD to MUST forcing files
like what I write (and all Western European pages) to be larger, unnecessarily
taking up precious bandwidth. I think Latin Basic and Latin-1 Supplement can
both go as safe single-byte if the first 32 characters of the latter are
prohibited or windows-1252 allowed instead.

Anyway, I put the shown file into Notepad and saved it as utf-8 to get the
passing page. Thank you. And thanks for telling me to use the NU page which is
http://hathvenibalavegaya.com/index.htm <== utf-8 (20,038 bytes) 
http://hathvenibalavegaya.com/indexOld.htm <== windows-1252 (18,633 bytes)

I beg the great technocrats to allow windows-1252 for the sake of the poor,
like those living in Sri Lanka, and the public network that has lot of Western
European documents. <-- My proposed patch of penny's worth.

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