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Re: For review: Update to "Declaring character encodings in HTML"

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:13:07 +0100
To: "www International" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xcje75qwy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:20:35 +0100, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:

> An updated version of Declaring character encodings in HTML[1] is out  
> for review at
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-html-encoding-declarations-new
> We are looking for comments before 7 March. Please send comments to  
> www-international@w3.org.

The first example of how a document starts that I could find in the HTML
5.1 nightly is as follows

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<title>Swapping Songs</title>

The first one in this page is

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="UTF-8"/>

I suggest that in this new document you add an html element to that
pattern. And maybe a lang attribute.

And that good feedback to the HTML spec would help align the two

> After the review period is over, this content will be copied to the same  
> location as the current version of the document, ie.
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-html-encoding-declarations
> and the URL of the updated version will cease to exist.

Why not redirect it to the newly current version?

> The update brings the article in line with recent developments in HTML5,  
> and de-emphasizes information about legacy formats.
> An attempt was also made to organize the material so that readers can  
> find information more quickly, and also de-clutter the essential  
> information by moving edge topics, such as UTF-16 and charset links,  
> down the page. This led to the article being almost completely rewritten.

Which I generally think was good.

> RI

Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
               chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
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