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[Bug 719] Doctype/encoding fallback issues

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Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 13:19:30 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From bjoern@hoehrmann.de  2004-05-17 09:19 -------
HTML 4.01 actually says do what you want, but do not default to ISO-8859-1 
blindly as that would fail in many situations. The specification mentions UTF-8 
only as an example for common encodings and in the section on how to handle 
illegal URIs. If we do not attempt to be clever, ISO-8859-1 makes the most 
sense among possible default encodings, as there are most likely more ISO-8859-
1 documents than UTF-8 documents which do not declare any encoding on the web.

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