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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 16:55:48 +0100
Message-ID: <4481B104.3010806@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Sebastian Redl wrote:

 > Non-ASCII bytes may appear in the stream prior to the meta
 > (I was wrong here. A sensible implementation would be to
 > store them for later translation), but ASCII bytes must
 > have the ASCII meaning. This is what the phrasing of the
 > text means. The part in the parentheses is about shift
 > encodings such as Shift-JIS, which may, in the initial
 > shift state, have ASCII mapping for ASCII bytes, but
 > after a shift character, have a different mapping.
 > The phrase in the parentheses permits such encodings,
 > but no shift may come before the meta.

Right.  The concept of Shift-JIS was not previously understood by me.
Now that you have explained it, I can see that your interpretation is
better than mine.

Philip Taylor
Received on Saturday, 3 June 2006 15:55:11 UTC

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