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Re: Character encoding errors (detailed review of parsing algorithm)

From: Peter Karlsson <peter@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 08:07:36 +0100 (CET)
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708010806050.4302@peter.oslo.opera.com>

Ian Hickson on 2007-08-01:

> They're not parse errors, they're errors at the character encoding layer. 
> IMHO that's out of scope for this spec. In particular I don't think any 
> of the text for parse errors need apply to encoding errors, the encoding 
> specs should be the ones that make such errors non-conforming. No?

Indeed. It makes very much sense to disconnect the character encoding layer 
from the markup parsing layer, and have the latter operate on Unicode 
codepoints instead of on a certain encoding or serialization of one.

\\// Peter Karlsson, software engineer, Opera Software ASA
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