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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 11:40:13 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23646

--- Comment #18 from Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> ---
(In reply to Anne from comment #14)
> That seems silly. The whole point of having specs is to forge
> interoperability and get programming languages to agree. So far encoding
> "standards" did a bad job at that. The plan is to fix that.

If your plan starts with saying that "us-ascii" behaves differently than in
past and differently than it's implemented in .NET, JDK, iconv and many other
libraries, then this seems silly to me.

I agree that all should agree on how encodings works, but it seems that in this
quest for unification everything except browsers is ignored.

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