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I18N-ISSUE-379 (BUG23646): "us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252" [encoding]

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:16:41 +0000
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I18N-ISSUE-379 (BUG23646): "us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252" [encoding]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/379

Raised by: Addison Phillips
On product: encoding

https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23646

This issue tracks the bug listed above and was created as part of the WG LC process. The bug was created prior to the WG LC.

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http://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/ lists US-ASCII and equivalents (e.g., ASCII) as an alias for "windows-1252".  This isn't correct, as Windows 1252 has several code points above 127 that are not ASCII characters.  US-ASCII should be kept distinct from Windows 1252, just as it should be kept distinct from Latin-1 and all the other encodings that are extensions of US-ASCII.
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