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Elaborate on the rules for ASCII-compatible encodings (see last checkin). (credit: pt) (whatwg r3332)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 19:54:12 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20090628105412.9C9592BBF3@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Elaborate on the rules for ASCII-compatible encodings (see last
checkin). (credit: pt) (whatwg r3332)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.2471&r2=1.2472&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=3331&to=3332

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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.2471
retrieving revision 1.2472
diff -u -d -r1.2471 -r1.2472
--- Overview.html	28 Jun 2009 10:10:40 -0000	1.2471
+++ Overview.html	28 Jun 2009 10:53:50 -0000	1.2472
@@ -1540,11 +1540,11 @@
   the set 0x09, 0x0A, 0x0C, 0x0D, 0x20 - 0x22, 0x26, 0x27, 0x2C -
   0x3F, 0x41 - 0x5A, and 0x61 - 0x7A<!-- is that list ok? do any
   character sets we want to support do things outside that range?
-  -->, ignoring cases where those bytes would be part of multibyte
-  sequences. <a href="#references">[RFC1345]</a><p class="note">This includes such exotic encodings as Shift_JIS and
+  -->, ignoring the second and later bytes of multibyte sequences. <a href="#references">[RFC1345]</a><p class="note">This includes such exotic encodings as Shift_JIS and
   variants of ISO-2022, even though it is possible for bytes like 0x70
   to be part of longer sequences that are unrelated to their
-  interpretation as ASCII.</p><!--
+  interpretation as ASCII. It excludes such encodings as UTF-7,
+  UTF-16, HZ-GB-2312, GSM03.38, and EBCDIC variants.</p><!--
    We'll have to change that if anyone comes up with a way to have a
    document that is valid as two different encodings at once, with
    different <meta charset> elements applying in each case.
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