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

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:
>> I spoke with someone this week who works for a company where 100s of
>> developers are still not using UTF-8 due to legacy code and corporate
>> policy issues. They're working to change that, but it takes a while
>> to turn the ship around.
> Then, for such situations, it could perhaps be of help knowing that
> they could start their switch to UTF-8 by switching the CSS to UTF-8
> first and that @charset could be of help for that, since the @charset
> "UTF-8" would make the CSS work even if the CSS makes use of non-ASCII
> selectors.
> 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.
> If neither of these options are available, authors should begin the
> stylesheet with a UTF-8 BOM or the exact characters @charset
> "utf-8";.

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 

Simon Sapin

Received on Saturday, 1 February 2014 07:39:58 UTC