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Re: [whatwg] Requiring the Encoding Standard preferred name is too strict for no good reason

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 10:07:24 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78gq7LuLpBS1EKjhkNsVx0eHotQmVEX2+D4_C839GUhOqw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi> wrote:
> Such evangelism is a different issue. If you want to nag “you should use
> UTF-8”, as a warning, each and every time when someones declares any other
> encoding, you will confuse or irritate many people and will reduce the
> popularity of validators. But in any case, it is quite distinct from the
> issue of declaring the iso-8859-1 encoding as an error.

Given that the validator is used primarily for new content, I doubt
that very much. And most new content is utf-8 already. As for how it's
related, http://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/ takes the stance currently
that all non-utf-8 encodings are simply non-conforming, as there's too
much room for error when using them.

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