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distinct name for whatwg's latin1

From: Buck Evan <buck@yelp.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 15:37:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CANDQx1oAz49DsbgHHf8AqJWCsRV_WrXxjKMrZ0ROwx3MpBmq+g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, unicode <unicode@unicode.org>
Hi Anne.

We spoke about this ages ago, but I'm trying to bring some closure to it.

Given that I won't be able to budge Guy Steele on updating
windows/cp1252.txt[1], it seems we should give a distinct name to the
whatwg's definition of windows-1252[2].

This does happen to match the cp1252 definition labeled as "bestfit1252".

My goal is to eventually have something in the python stdlib that we can
use to implement this spec.
Of course I'll need to first implement it as a third party, that's no issue.
I'd like to pick a name that's widely agreeable, so this can be promulgated
beyond me and my company.
Also, we've previously agreed that unicode.org and whatwg/encodings
disagreeing on what "windows-1252" means is too confusing. [3]

Possible names are:
 * web-1252 -- previously proposed by yourself
 * bestfit-1252 -- referring to the above "bestfit" document
 * whatwg-1252 -- the traditional format, with defining organization first

[1] http://unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/VENDORS/MICSFT/WINDOWS/CP1252.TXT
[2] https://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/index-windows-1252.txt
[3] http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2012-m12/0022.html
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