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[Bug 11973] HTML Spec confuses character sets with character encodings

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Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 14:36:11 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Craig S <craig.e.shea@gmail.com> 2011-02-04 14:36:09 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> Craig, your terminology is incorrect. UTF-8 or Windows-1252 are no "character
> sets". See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding for more
> information.

Hmm, I stand corrected. It just goes to show how what should be a simple
concept can be such a confusing concept--it's a shame, too, given how important
it is in computing for internationalization and information interchange.

Thanks again for the wiki page. Even though I'm wrong in regards to this, I
learned something, which is what's most important.

Kindest Regards,

Craig S.

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