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Re: distinct name for whatwg's latin1

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 06:49:19 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78hJ5PFaUZzZcV_feTsTQqWs2zKSsa4NZM=KZ9UyfpFpiw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Buck Evan <buck@yelp.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, unicode <unicode@unicode.org>
On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 12:37 AM, Buck Evan <buck@yelp.com> wrote:
> We spoke about this ages ago, but I'm trying to bring some closure to it.
> http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2014-m01/0046.html
> 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.

We cannot change the name. Both the label "windows-1252" and the name
"windows-1252" are exposed and used by the very large corpus of web

I recommended you could use "web-1252" (though "bestfit-1252" might
also be good choice) within Python, where you may not have such
compatibility constraints.

However, I don't understand the objection from Guy Steele. As far as I
know Windows and Internet Explorer implement windows-1252 per the
Encoding Standard.

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