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Re: Problem in publishing multilingual HTML document on web in UTF-8 encoding

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 15:50:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4481A1C0.300@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Sebastian Redl <sebastian.redl@getdesigned.at>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Sebastian Redl wrote:

> Not true. To me, this suggests that the whole construct is only valid in 
> character sets that have the ASCII set as a direct subset, such as UTF-8 
> and ISO-8859-*, but only after the meta may characters outside the ASCII 
> range appear.

I don't see how you can obtain those semantics from the prose :

>> The META declaration must be used only when the character encoding 
>> is organized such that ASCII-valued bytes stand for ASCII characters
>> (at least until the META element is parsed). 

This talks specifically about "ASCII-valued bytes", and says nothing at
all about non-ASCII-valued bytes.

Philip Taylor
Received on Saturday, 3 June 2006 14:50:07 UTC

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