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[VE][html5] Character Set ISO-8859-1 vs windows-1252

From: Christopher Head <chead@chead.ca>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:03:28 -0700
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130321140328.2b6c0148@ritchie.cs.ubc.ca>
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Hi,
I verified a document with <meta charset="ISO-8859-1">. The validator
reported that "Bad value ISO-8859-1 for attribute charset on element
meta: iso-8859-1 is not a preferred encoding name. The preferred label
for this encoding is windows-1252.". But upon opening the linked IANA
character sets registry page, I discovered that looking at the table of
character sets in the registry, ISO-8859-1 is the second entry (and
that name appears in the "Preferred MIME Name" column), while
"windows-1252" only ever appears in the "Name" column, NEVER in the
"Preferred MIME Name" column, and for that matter, not even for the
same character set! Thus the advice on the validator page following the
error message, namely:

An encoding name labeled as a "preferred MIME name" in the IANA
Character Sets registry. Example: utf-8

is incorrect; ISO-8859-1 *is* a preferred MIME name, and windows-1252
is not!

Thanks,
Chris
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