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Re: Re: Guessing the fallback encoding from the top-level domain name before trying to guess from the browser localization

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:02:13 -0500
Message-ID: <1388692933.1140.108.camel@slave.barefootcomputing.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
On Thu, 2014-01-02 at 13:40 +0100, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Henri Sivonen, Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:48:37 +0200:

> > I think TLD-based guessing will
> > have been worthy if it successfully prevents the addition of a
> > character encoding override menu to the browser app on Firefox OS.
> 
> And perhaps make some vendors drop the menu? I agree that this could be 
> a subtle, good value.

Note that there are plenty of other cases where an encoding is wrongly
marked that this change would not solve. Solving the most common case is
a good thing to do, but it won't obsolete the need for an override menu.

Best,

Liam

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