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[Bug 719] Doctype/encoding fallback issues

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Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 06:17:16 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From ville.skytta@iki.fi  2004-05-17 02:17 -------
Correct me if I'm wrong:

I don't know where the conflict between the specs in the situation outlined in
comment 3 is.  AFAIK, one of the specs has a "strong default", the other
(speaking HTML here, not X(HT)ML) does not have any default.  FWIW, I disagree
with bluntly acting against the HTTP spec _when not necessary_.

Anyway, we already have warnings about not being able to find a character
encoding to use in the validator code.  Why aren't those shown in this case?  In
which cases they are shown, then?

I think the warnings should be shown no matter what charset we choose if none is
explicitly specified.  In addition if we choose to use UTF-8 in these cases for
which the reasoning is not at all obvious IMO, a blurb/statement about it needs
to be included in the documentation.

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