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Re: How browsers display IRI's with mixed encodings

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:43:46 -0400
Message-ID: <4E28D5D2.4050304@mit.edu>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <PUBLIC-IRI@w3.org>
On 7/21/11 8:30 PM, Phillips, Addison wrote:
> So I'm going to ask this question with an attitude of feigned ignorance.........
> What's the fixation with ISO-8859-1?

What fixation?

> Who's to say that %FC doesn't represent U+045C (ќ) from ISO 8859-5? Or some other character value in some other encoding?

Nothing.  Gecko uses the page encoding, whatever it happens to be, in 
many cases to decide what to do with the bytes produced by unescaping if 
it has to unescape and is then asked for characters instead of bytes.

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