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Re: i18n comments on Polyglot Markup

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:04:45 -0700
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To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
> We could also go a different way entirely, and say that polyglot documents
> are a subset of both HTML5 and XHTML5, and the subset that we select is only
> utf-8.

I think this is the way to go. I suspect 90+% of the usefulness of the
polyglot spec is its usefulness as a best practice style guide for
people producing HTML content, and <10% as an additional means for
allowing people to use XML toolchains. Always using UTF-8 is such a
best practice.

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