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Re: iso-8859-1-Windows-3.1-Latin-1

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 21:41:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
cc: "'gerald et al.'" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0105082140020.923-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 9 May 2001, Terje Bless wrote:

> On 08.05.01 at 18:07, Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@asu.edu> wrote:
> >>I don't really see why the WCAG would say that [not to use Windows-1252]
> >>as use of native charsets for the authoring or hosting platform are the
> >>expected mode of operation.
> >
> >I don't think it violates the letter of any of the checkpoints, but it
> >seems to go against the ideas of graceful transformation and platform
> >nondependance, which underpin much of WCAG.
> Hmmm. Maybe Björn or Sean can clarify a bit, but I don't really see any big
> problems provided the charset used is duly registered with IANA and marked
> as suitable for use as a MIME encoding.

The user agent may not support the encoding, as is commonly the case with
windows-1252 on platforms other than Windows and Mac.

Liam Quinn
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2001 21:40:33 UTC

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