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Re: Proposal to deprecate 'Character encodings' article

From: Alolita Sharma <asharma@twitter.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:22:00 -0800
Message-ID: <CAP9RGxV9vUrkD+0dKg6jF9u2u595hSscuF5rSm25rsQx96Wz0w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: www International <www-international@w3.org>
Richard - your suggestion makes sense. Is there another updated page we can
link to?

Best,
Alolita

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Alolita Sharma
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On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:37 AM, <ishida@w3.org> wrote:

> 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 is significantly out of date.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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