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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 05:29:54 +0800
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Message-Id: <1077AA9F-3459-498F-86D9-B5F52DC18B24@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>


Le 25 avr. 2008 à 03:08, Henri Sivonen a écrit :
> Considering the real Web content, it is better to pick Windows-1252  
> than a hypothetical generic encoding.


nope. If you consider a cluster community approach.

Windows-1252 will be more popular in the current statistics for the  
world, but not in some specific regions, like Japan or China for  
example. So basically choosing Windows-1252, you will be imposing a  
local preference on others. Take it another way, once the number of  
Chinese Web pages will be largely superior than the rest of the world  
(1), should we change the spec to Big5 or GB2312?

(1) 8.47 billions of pages, fast growth rate (89.4% in 2007)


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