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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:11:44 +0100
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140201111144451912.75fb824a@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Simon Sapin, Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:39:25 +0100:
> On 31/01/2014 06:17, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Richard Ishida, Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:23:56 +0000:
>>> On 24/01/2014 17:06, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>> HTML(5) permits <meta charset="UTF-8"/> in XHTML, as long as it
>> specifies "UTF-8". And it seems like not recommending @charset in CSS,
>> except when it says "UTF-8", could be a similarly decent rule.

> Tab recently added a note at the end of the section that I think 
> covers this scenario.
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-syntax/#input-byte-stream

>> If neither of these options are available, authors should begin the
>> stylesheet with a UTF-8 BOM or the exact characters @charset
>> "utf-8";.

Cool. But I would recommend placing the string ”@charset "utf-8";” on a 
separate line, to avoid the dot at the end of the ”exact characters” …

> Also, this sounds like a special enough case that we can afford to 
> teach people to use the exact byte sequence without relaxing its 
> syntax requirements.

Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Saturday, 1 February 2014 10:12:14 UTC

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