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Re: [css-syntax] ISSUE-329: @charset has no effect on stylesheet??

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:30:36 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDBp6txNOGE8MyooC1ixJQFv67LNfCMUZqyKWR_Tn_1LSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM, Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>> On 1/23/2014 10:18 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> For all these reasons, I strongly reject any proposal to change the
>>> current specification regarding the strictness of the encoding
>>> declaration syntax.
>>
>> Will the spec be written accordingly?
>
> If you're an implementor, the logic is already clear (you have to read
> both css-syntax and the Encoding Standard, though).  I think we could
> probably use some advice-targeted-at-authors, though.  I think the
> definition of the @charset directive could also be clearer.  Tab, what
> do you think of this rewrite of section 3.2? (pseudo-Markdown)  The
> most important bit is the new non-normative summary, which I think is
> in terms that will be much clearer to authors.  I also tweaked the
> wording of the actual algorithm a bit.

I did a less extensive rewrite myself, using some of your wording or
something close to it.

(I'm glad that I added the styling for "why" blocks a while ago!)

~TJ
Received on Friday, 24 January 2014 22:31:31 UTC

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