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[whatwg] Default encoding to UTF-8?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 17:50:31 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAueqp7MsgPTK-dk+YN4mzb66ME2zCKPXUD6_Gie+3f9SOw@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Brett Zamir <brettz9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> How about a "Compatibility Mode" for the older non-UTF-8 character set
> approach, specific to page?

That compatibility mode already exists: It's the default mode--just
like the quirks mode is the default for pages that don't have a
doctype. You opt out of the quirks mode by saying <!DOCTYPE html>. You
opt out of the encoding compatibility mode by saying <meta
charset=utf-8>.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Friday, 2 December 2011 07:50:31 UTC

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