RE: i18n comments on Polyglot Markup [issue #4]

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> From: Henri Sivonen []
> Sent: 04 October 2010 12:53
> To: Eliot Graff
> Cc: Richard Ishida;
> Subject: Re: i18n comments on Polyglot Markup [issue #4]
> Importance: High
> > In
> > addition, the meta tag may be used in the absence of a BOM as long as
> > it matches the already specified encoding. Note that the W3C
> > Internationalization (i18n) Group recommends to always include a
> > visible encoding declaration in a document, because it helps
> > developers, testers, or translation production managers to check the
> > encoding of a document visually.
> I object to the polyglot markup doc saying that things are permitted when
> HTML5 says they aren't permitted. HTML5 doesn't permit <meta
> charset="UTF-16">. If the i18n group wishes to change that, the procedurally
> proper way is to escalate
> once it has been
> WONTFIXed (and I expect it to be WONTFIXed)--not to try to get the polyglot
> markup doc changed ahead of the spec.
> (Of course, I'd prefer
> to be WONTFIXed and the i18n group not escalating it.)
> --
> Henri Sivonen

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