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Re: Support of Charcter encoding BIG5-HKSCS was disappear.

From: Franklin Tse <peaceable_whale@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 12:27:56 +0800
Message-ID: <BAY120-DS2FCCA1AF8E56BDA4BD0819FFB0@phx.gbl>
To: "olivier Thereaux" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>


> Thanks a lot for these test cases. They do help a lot.

You're welcome! I am glad that they can help :)

> Great. After a fix to the validator code, it validates fine.
> The encoding is indeed supported, as I thought, it was just not  
> listed as supported.

> http://validator-test.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fpeaceable_whale.sinacampus.com%2FBig5-HKSCS_Test%2FBig5-HKSCS.htm

Thanks! However, "big5-hkscs" is not yet listed in the encoding selection list on the validation page. I think "big5-hkscs" should be added there.

> I suppose that IE here does some kind of error recovery, figuring out  
> that if is not actually Big5. This is the kind of heuristic I'm not  
> sure is easy to do. Would you agree that this case *is* an error?

I agree that that is an error. I think IE always decode Big5 pages as Big5-HKSCS.

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