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Re: ISO-8859-3

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 10:25:00 +0200 (EET)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0602111020310.3132@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Frank Ellermann wrote:

> Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> Whether iso-8859-3 is really _needed_ is debatable.
> The validator validates, it can't debate.

We can.

>> It might be better not to support it, thereby
>> encourageing authors to move to other encodings.
> But that has nothing to do with validation.

A validator, like any program that reads data of type text, has to support 
some selected set of encodings. The W3C validator currently supports some 
encodings, but far from all registered or actually used encodings. Human 
beings (who can debate) have to decide which encodings are supported.

In this case, there is a conflict between the information about encodings 
supported and the actual set of encodings supported. The conflict can be 
solved in two ways. Clearly it is easier to change the documentation.

> It's not
> evangelize.w3.org, for that it has the tip of the day.

No, the "tip of the day" is there to confuse people.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Saturday, 11 February 2006 08:25:10 UTC

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