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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:49:44 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAuf89yuWdSWmqqSKMtpbC9soP5uc_iZvbK0YrpFCOGtT=g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, Christopher Head <chead@chead.ca>, www-validator@w3.org
On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 12:09 AM, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:
> Actually, it's not. It's the result of an intentional update I pushed to
> the W3C validator a couple of days ago in order to bring it in line with
> the current HTML spec, which no longer references the IANA charset registry
> but instead now normatively references the Encoding standard:
>   http://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/

The W3C copy of the validator needs to have its cache of
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/MicrosyntaxDescriptions refreshed.

> In that spec, the proper (preferred) name of the encoding is
> "windows-1252", and "iso-8859-1" is a (non-preferred) label for that.

And, of course, if this annoys people, the best way not to be annoyed
is to migrate to UTF-8, which is what authors SHOULD do. :-) Validator
whines about legacy encodings coming up later.

>> It does not exist at http://validator.nu on which the W3C Validator is
>> based. So this will probably be fixed in a few weeks or years.
> It does not exist in http://validator.nu yet but it will as soon as Henri
> pushes the change to it. It's already changed in the validator sources.

Deployed now.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 25 March 2013 14:50:13 UTC

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