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[Bug 23646] "us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252"

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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:03:58 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23646

--- Comment #13 from Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> ---
(In reply to Anne from comment #12)
> All browsers agree on the Encoding Standard:
> 
> data:text/xml,<?xml%20version="1.0"%20encoding="us-ascii"?><test>%A9</test>

IE mangles such characters on decoding, so not all browsers.

> And given that this cannot be changed for HTML and having different encoding
> layers for different formats is crazy, given that everyone ought to use
> utf-8, I'm not particularly concerned.

Then please clearly state that this spec covers only HTML and web browsers, if
that's your intention.

Otherwise spec will be out of sync with text encoders available in all various
programming platforms.

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