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

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:55:50 +0200
Message-ID: <51506576.6000906@cs.tut.fi>
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
CC: Christopher Head <chead@chead.ca>
2013-03-25 16:49, Henri Sivonen kirjoitti:

>> 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.

This advocacy seems to mean that people who wish to use a validator as a 
practical tool will need to look elsewhere. Few people want to see 
“error messages” that reflect just some opinions and unrealistic agenda. 
Most authors want to have real problems detected and reported – things 
that they will understand to be real problems to be solved.

Received on Monday, 25 March 2013 14:56:22 UTC

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