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Re: cp1252 not being read as windows-1252

From: Nikita The Spider <nikitathespider@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:01:15 -0400
Message-ID: <35e76ac10703261501y61cd4af4g23fcc68efd1cf560@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

On 3/26/07, Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de> wrote:
>
> 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.

I think Frank is referring to this thread:
http://mail.apps.ietf.org/ietf/charsets/threads.html#01658

Interestingly, it is reported there that MSIE doesn't recognize the
encoding "cp1252".

Thanks for the tip, Frank.

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Philip
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