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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:10:16 +0300
Message-Id: <2CF4AEE6-309F-4F6D-8180-CD68591153AD@iki.fi>
To: W3C Validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>

On Apr 24, 2008, at 02:21 , Karl Dubost wrote:

> There are discussions going on
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/1.1/rfc2616bis/draft-lafon-rfc2616bis-latest.html#canonicalization.and.text.defaults


More precisely for text/html:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#determining

Step 7. defines Windows-1252 as the general default which can be  
different in non-Western browser installations. Global online apps  
like validators should probably stick to Windows-1252. (The mention of  
UTF-8 there is a token gesture; the Web is a legacy system, so UTF-8  
for non-legacy does not apply.)

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2008 08:11:01 GMT

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