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Is the P-word? (Was: TAG Decision on Rescinding the request to the HTML WG to develop a polyglot guide)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:15:50 +0100
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel@glazman.org>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>
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Henri Sivonen, Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:55:53 +0200:

> Please don't support outputting encodings other than UTF-8.


> Either way, XML processors are required to support UTF-8 and UTF-16.
> Support for other encodings is optional. In other words, other
> encodings are not guaranteed to work.

Only Polyglot - and neither HTML5 or XML - limits the encoding to UTF-8.

>>   - xhtml 1 or 1.1
>>   - html5, xml serialization, not poyglot
>>   - html5, xml serialization, polyglot
>> I can make the difference between the first and the two last ones based
>> on the doctype and friends. I am unable to make any difference between
>> the two last ones.
> Don't support polyglot. Problem solved.

Don't support non-polyglot. Problem solved. (Don't change your message 
because of the label.)
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 00:16:23 UTC

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