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Re: Charset Trouble

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:24:27 +0900
To: uselessness@yahoo.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010515012427J.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
"Parker D. Smith" <uselessness@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I like to use the W3C HTML validator to check web
> pages that I write on my Macintosh computer, but it
> stopped recognizing my charset for some reason. This
> is the x-mac-roman charset, a very common one on
> computers of this type. I do not know how to change
> the charset to make it more agreeable with the
> validator program,

In the IANA charset registory, there is the following one:

    Name: macintosh                                           [RFC1345,KXS2]
    MIBenum: 2027
    Source: The Unicode Standard ver1.0, ISBN 0-201-56788-1, Oct 1991
    Alias: mac
    Alias: csMacintosh

    cf. http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets

The validator does recognize this charset name, though, I won't
recommend to use this charset if you care for interoperability
across various platforms.

> So this is what I am doing. I would like x-mac-roman
> charset support in future versions of the
> www-validator.

I suppose it is very unlikely.

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Monday, 14 May 2001 12:25:48 UTC

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