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Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:56:46 +0100
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-ID: <op.vps94wxt64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:51:43 +0100, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  
> It's what the spec says, and why I raised the bug.

So if Ian changed the note -- as he indicates this actually has nothing to  
do with HTTP so that would probably be the right thing to do here -- it  
would be okay with you?

>> because double and single quotes can be used all over the Web Platform
>> interchangeably. Often though more lenient syntax is more compatible and
>> authors do not always test in IE. There are places where IE has
>> negligible market share.
> We can't change the HTTP syntax without breaking existing clients, such  
> as IE but likely many others.

Currently the syntax breaks many clients as well. Probably including IE.

> Furthermore, if people not testing in IE is a problem, then the right  
> solution is to converge on the (correct) behavior of IE.

That is not how many of our design choices have been made to date.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 24 January 2011 11:57:21 UTC

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