Re: Auto-detect and encodings in HTML5

Jonathan Rosenne scripsit:

> EBCDIC and its national language variants, including visual encoding
> of bidi languages, are in use and will continue to be in use as long as
> mainframes are in use. A large quantity of data is stored in mainframes
> in EBCDIC and its variants, and the easiest way of interfacing this
> data to an HTML UI is by using the encoding features of HTML.

It certainly would be simple, but is anyone actually doing this?
I suspect that most mainframe-backed Web servers are actually translating
to ASCII-compatible formats, not sending out EBCDIC HTML.

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Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 06:44:14 UTC