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Re: charset name matching rules

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:45:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908160242241.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 15 Aug 2009, Erik van der Poel wrote:
> I had another look at section 2.7, and it does have a pointer to the
> IANA charset registry, which also says "However, no distinction is
> made between use of upper and lower case letters." This is the only
> matching rule that we need.

We definitely need more than that, I'm just not sure what exactly. The 
only difference between what we need and UTS22 that I know of is that 
UTS22 seems to also allow underscores to be ignored, which appears 
incompatible with browsers. More research here is probably necessary.

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