Re: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS

On Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 1:44:14 PM, Richard wrote:

RI> The GEO task force has published its first tutorial:

RI> 	Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS

RI> At:

RI> This tutorial has been worked on for quite some time by the
RI> GEO Task Force of the W3C Internationalization Working Group, and
RI> it is thought to be ready for publication. For an undetermined
RI> initial period we will leave the status as Draft to indicate that
RI> we invite feedback on the document.

I didn't see a status of this document or where to send feedback, so I
am sending it here.

The section on doctype switching between quirks mode and standards
mode should indicate which doctypes provide which result (quirks or
standards) for which browsers (platform and version). There is some
agreement here, but for example some browsers tresat XHTML 1.0
transitional as quirks mode while others treat it as standards mode.
The current text seems to indicate that any DOCTYPE is always
sufficient to switch on standards mode.

A little more detail on what browsers were tested and what the results
were would be helpful.

 Chris Lilley          
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group

Received on Thursday, 25 March 2004 01:53:48 UTC