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Proposal to deprecate 'Character encodings' article

From: <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:37:45 +0000
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56A25AD9.5030103@w3.org>
Someone recently pointed out that the article entitled "Character 
encodings" at
https://www.w3.org/International/O-charset
is significantly out of date.

It doesn't put enough emphasis on the use of UTF-8, it doesn't show the 
HTML5 meta charset markup, references to XHTML can be removed, it points 
to the IANA registry rather than the Encoding spec, it says that ISO 
8859-1 is a preferred encoding, etc.  Furthermore, the content is mostly 
covered elsewhere, in more recent articles.

In general, it still reads rather like it did in 1996, when it was written.

I propose that we put a largish banner on the top of the page saying 
that it is retained only for it's historic value, and points the reader 
to the other articles we have, which cover the same ground. (I will 
unlink all the translations, and mark those as historic too.) I'll also 
remove it from our lists and indexes.


If i hear no objections over the next few days, i'll make that change.

cheers,
ri
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