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Re: cp1252 not being read as windows-1252

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 22:09:55 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <46082893.153F@xyzzy.claranet.de>

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> Anyway, "cp1252" and "cp-1252" are widely used synonyms for
> "windows-1252", so perhaps the validator should recognize
> them, even though they are unregistered.

After a long discussion on the "charset registry review" list
in 2006, with compelling interoperability (IIRC) reasons that
these names should not be registered as synonyms.

Just a warning, I don't say it's "wrong" to support it here,
but I wouldn't do it.

Frank
Received on Monday, 26 March 2007 20:13:14 GMT

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