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

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:12:48 +0200
Message-Id: <8007967A-1432-4B03-9735-712C6A76A41A@la-grange.net>
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Le 12 oct. 2009 à 03:39, Larry Masinter a écrit :
> Can someone please explain, again, why the discussion of default
> configurations of a particular category of user agent in various
> regions belongs in the definition of the HyperText Markup Language?

With another issue which is 2022 target date (by hixie rule) for full  
interoperable implementations, the different degrees of variability  
might have changed.

* people demographics
* implementations landscape
* devices landscapes (mobile phone, tablets, etc.)
   For example, I would be interested to see year by year what were  
the default encodings in cell phones by countries.

The initial issue is:

     On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 07:07:25 GMT
     In HTML5
     At http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#determining-the-character-encoding

     7. […] Due to its use in legacy content,
     windows-1252 is suggested as a default in
     predominantly Western demographics instead.

What about something along these lines.

     Depending on the geographical and/or cultural
     contexts, other dominant encodings may be used
     in legacy content. The implementers should
     define with their localization team what is
     the most appropriate default in these

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 08:12:54 UTC

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