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[Bug 13771] Encodings 'misinterpreted for compatibility' should risk fatal error in XHTML

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Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:06:03 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-08-14 12:06:02 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
That page does not mention XML.

For HTML, the concept of 'fatal error' doesn't exist. As such, when the charset
doesn't match, one must follow a different strategy from that of XML. And
Win-1252 make some sense, because this will also for the most part avoid
questions marks for unmappable characters - et cetera.

However, there is no guarantee that a "US-ASCII" labelled page actually is
Win-1252 encoded. For example, it could just as well be UTF-8 encoded. It could
even be US-ASCII encoded ...

Btw,  I forgot to quote this, as part of the justification for this bug:

 It is a fatal error if an XML entity is determined (via default, encoding
declaration, or higher-level protocol) to be in a certain encoding but contains
byte sequences that are not legal in that encoding.

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