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Relaxing XHTML-Print's restriction to UTF-8 to include UTF-16

From: BIGELOW,JIM (HP-Boise,ex1) <jim.bigelow@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 20:42:14 -0400
Message-ID: <020A3CF87FB5AC47AA67966B3384575504D1D0AD@xboi22.boise.itc.hp.com>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Cc: xp@pwg.org

> From: Henri Sivonen [mailto:hsivonen@iki.fi] 
> It is said that if a "charset" parameter is present for the 
> application/xhtml+xml MIME type, the only valid value is "utf-8". It 
> would make sense to allow "utf-16" as well. All XML processors are 
> required to support UTF-16 in addition to UTF-8, so allowing 
> UTF-16 for XHTML-Print doesn't cause any additional burden 
> to implementations. Also, the payload of 
> Application/Vnd.pwg-multiplexed  chunks is defined 
> as octets, so UTF-16 strings can be delivered as  
> Application/Vnd.pwg-multiplexed chunks without any further encoding.

I tend to agree with Henri when he says that support UTF-16 would not be
much more expensive than UTF-8.  Does anyone on this list or the PWG's
XHTML-Print list disagree?

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