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Re: charset parameter

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 00:50:55 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0005@earth.li>
Message-ID: <20010729005450-r01010700-d856e593-0910-010c@>
On 28.07.01 at 22:29, Tim Bagot <tsb-w3-validator-0005@earth.li> wrote:

>At 2001-07-28T23:02+0200, Terje Bless wrote:-
>> On 28.07.01 at 00:09, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
>> >Btw., ISO/IEC 8859-16:2001 has just been published; we should add
>> >support to the validator.
>> URL?
>Well, in the manner of most ISO standards, the full official text is
>probably not available on the web.

Ok, I was really looking for a quick summary of what it's intended to cover
and an IANA registration name for it. In any case, I don't think there's
any hurry with adopting this. We can wait until Iconv supports it and the
IANA registration goes through.

>[It's] available from ISO, at a quite astonishing CHF 56 for 9 pages.

You'd think you'd be able to get code tables and magic numbers and such for
free, at least, like the UNICODE Consortium does. *sigh*

Anyways, thanks for doing the leg work on this, Tim!
Received on Saturday, 28 July 2001 18:54:58 UTC

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