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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 11:17:07 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23646

--- Comment #16 from Anne <annevk@annevk.nl> ---
(In reply to Jirka Kosek from comment #15)
> Is there any real reason why *encoding* when "us-ascii" is used for HTML
> can't be changed?

Web content.


> It's usually when you are using non-HTML/XML content that you need to use
> non-UTF encodings and then you must be much more picky about how encoders
> work. So if spec should be bended some way then to cater for such cases.

Why would that be true? <form> submission and URL query parameter encoding are
a thing and given the scale of the web they are widespread.

It seems much easier to ensure in a closed environment that the input to the
encoder is in the range U+0000 to U+007F.

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