RE: HTML5 Issue 11 (encoding detection): I18N WG response...

> > This is after all, after everything, even autodetection, has
> failed.
> > Some encoding must be used to interpret the bytes into characters.
> > Why prefer a legacy encoding here?
> Because the autodetection has already recognized UTF-8 with a high
> probability, so there are only legacy encodings left at this point.

Exactly so, assuming the optional step 6 has been paid attention to.


Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 07:24:07 UTC