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Re: Confusing use of "URI" to refer to IRIs, and IRI handling in the DOM

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:50:48 -0700
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BE51638A-1D9C-40F7-B362-0D6857F987D7@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Jun 29, 2008, at 3:03 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>>> Understood. The alternative (which I think should be seriously  
>>> considered) is to break those pages, and to always use UTF-8 for  
>>> encoding.
>> I can only spec that if browsers are willing to do it. So far, my  
>> understanding is that they are not. (There's no point writing a  
>> spec that isn't followed, the whole point of the spec is to define  
>> what should happen to get interoperability.)
> Understood again, but maybe it makes sense to ask the question  
> again, now that all browser vendors are actually part of the same  
> specification effort.

To my knowledge, using the page encoding for the query part of the URL  
is still required for interoperability with a number of servers. We  
would not be willing to break those servers.

Received on Sunday, 29 June 2008 19:51:28 UTC

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