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Re: CfC: close ISSUE-126 charset-vs-backslashes by amicable resolution

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 04:50:48 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1101190433050.28618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 18 Jan 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> Julian, your change proposal claims that this is not needed for
> interoperability. Do you have any data showing this other than the
> fact that webkit-based browsers and opera does not implement this?

That's actually not a fact. The browsers are pretty consistent in their 
handling of backslashes -- none of them do what Julian's CP proposes, 
they all just treat them the same as any other punctuation:


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