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Re: Fallbeck to UTF-8

From: Andreas Prilop <aprilop2007@trashmail.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:03:43 +0100 (MET)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0711291657360.3567@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Anthony Ettinger wrote:

> utf8 is preferred...

Perhaps - but that's not the question or problem here.

> if it defaults to utf8, then more people will use it,

This is wishful thinking.

> if they have no idea what encoding they are at.

Sure they know - but such authors don't know how to declare
the encoding (charset) of a webpage. Perhaps they think
also that the reader should manually select an encoding
in his browser.

But even if "charset" is missing, the author knows what
he wants: West European letters in cp1252 or Cyrillic letters
in cp1251, etc.
Received on Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:04:06 UTC

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