I18N-ISSUE-58: In-document declarations always useful [Polyglot]

I18N-ISSUE-58: In-document declarations always useful [Polyglot]


Raised by: Richard Ishida
On product: Polyglot

3. Character Encoding

WG Approved: Yes

"In addition, polyglot markup need not include the meta charset declaration, because the parser would have to read UTF-16 in order to parse it by definition."

The i18n WG guidelines recommend, nevertheless, that you always include a visible encoding declaration in your document, since it helps developers, testers, or translation production managers who want to visually check the encoding of a document. So it's true to say that you strictly don't need it, but we would prefer that people do. Please could you reflect that in your document.

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Received on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:15:16 UTC