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Re: Polyglot Markup/XML encoding declaration

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 03:16:19 +0200
To: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100802031619383049.631bc0b4@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Kornel Lesiński, Sun, 01 Aug 2010 15:54:37 +0100:
> On Sun, 01 Aug 2010 08:55:28 +0100, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> However, some authors might want to test polyglot documents opened 
> from disk 
>> We have several reason to introduce it. But I agree that there are also
>> reasons to no introduce it.
> I'm not aware of reasons other than ability to declare legacy 
> encodings in XML. What are the other reasons for it?

Use case: To open non-UTF-8/non-UTF-16 encoded documents from the disc. 
(See your own comment above.= Opening such documents as XHTML 
documents, become impractical without an encoding declaration that 
XHTML tools/consumers understand.
leif halvard silli
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