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Re: [whatwg] Is EBCDIC support needed for not breaking the Web?

From: Marek Pawlowski <marekp.w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 16:20:20 +0200
Message-ID: <cc36d2760806040720y1325863dmf209c78785718964@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 6/1/08, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
>  Firefox and Opera being able get away with not supporting EBCDIC flavors
> suggests that EBCDIC-based encodings cannot be particularly Web-relevant.
> Even if saying that browsers MUST NOT support them might end up being a dead
> letter, it seems that it would be feasible to say that browsers SHOULD NOT
> support them or at least MUST NOT let a heuristic detector guess EBCDIC (for
> security reasons).

Opera on Windows (9.50b and 9.27) also lists UTF-7 in
View->Encoding->Unicode submenu.

Best regards,
Marek Pawłowski
Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2008 14:20:56 UTC

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