Re: ISSUE-11: default-encoding - suggest closing on 2009-08-20

On Aug 14, 2009, at 1:28 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak On 09-08-14 08.30:
>> On Aug 13, 2009, at 11:06 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> There has been little discussion since the issue is raised.
>>> For compatibility reasons, it is not practical to make UTF-8
>>> the default encoding for HTML5 - I believe no implementor of
>>> browsers or other influential HTML consumers would be willing
>>> to make that change. Therefore I propose we close ISSUE-11 in
>>> favor of the current spec text.
>>> The default is defined at < 
>>> >,
>>> step #7.
> I don't feel that you correctly represent the debate and progress  
> that has been on this issue. (And neither does the Tracker ...)
> Due to debate this year, section now has this:
>> Authors are encouraged to use UTF-8. Conformance checkers may
>> advise against authors using legacy encodings.
>> Authoring tools should default to using UTF-8 for newly-created
>> documents.
>> Using non-UTF-8 encodings can have unexpected results on form
>> submission and URL encodings, which use the document's
>> character encoding by default.
> So, it seems the issue can be closed _because_ there has been some  
> progress ...

Good point. Fortunately this will now be represented in the tracker. I  
agree that this text is useful forward progress on the issue.


Received on Friday, 14 August 2009 22:22:41 UTC