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[Bug 10283] Restrict the permittance to use the META charset elemetn in XHTML5

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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 23:27:53 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10283


Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |




--- Comment #4 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>  2010-08-16 23:27:47 ---
(In reply to comment #3)

> Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: I couldn't come up with wording that wasn't more confusing than what
> is there now. The spec right now is pretty clear. It seems unlikely that anyone
> sane would go so far into the spec and then just read the green bit and not
> anything else (including the sentence immediately before it, which gives the
> note's context).

I have provided a text for you - you don't need to come up with anything. 

The key point, if you want to formulate something yourself, is to _repeat_. 
State, _also_ in the green text, that you talk about meta element with UTF-8 as
value. 

When it comes to "that anyone sane would go so far into the spec": the point is
that this is the World Wid Web. People search and find small bits of info her
and there. One need not have read the sentence before. I cited 
evidence/observation from the mailinglist. The green text is also the one which
justifies why the rule is as it is - and it seems to me that "UTF-8" is the key
part of that justification.

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