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[Bug 10804] New: charset sniffing: please describe the incompatibility

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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:30:12 +0000
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           Summary: charset sniffing: please describe the incompatibility
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

>From <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#content-type-sniffing>:

"This requirement is a willful violation  of the HTTP specification, motivated
by the need for backwards compatibility with legacy content. [HTTP]"

It would be a service to the reader to actually state what the willful
violation is.

Now, with the problem described in
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9628#c1> being fixed, I see
still two of them:

- the spec allows single quotes instead of double quotes

- the spec doesn't handle escapes

I'll show in two separate bugs that both violations are *not* widely
implemented, thus apparently not required for "legacy content".

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