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Re: The "iso-8859-8-i" encoding

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 01:19:41 +0200
To: Udi Wertheimer <ticker@newmail.net>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010405184142-b01010701-e531663c@>
On 18.03.01 at 00:23, Udi Wertheimer <ticker@newmail.net> wrote:

>The ISO-8859 standard includes the ISO-8859-8 character set, which is a
>standard Hebrew character set. However, in HTML, the iso-8859-8 "charset"
>is considered to mark a page as with visually ordered Hebrew, and not with
>implicit, right-to-left, directionality. W3C is aware of this, and also
>recommends to use the iso-8859-i encoding in implicit Hebrew pages on the
>HTML 4 specification at
>http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/dirlang.html#bidi88598. However, the
>HTML Validator does not recognize the iso-8859-8-i character set. So, the
>Validator should be fixed to support the iso-8859-i character set, which
>is IDENTICAL to iso-8859-8 in the character map.

So we should treat "iso-8859-8-i" as an alias for "iso-8859-8"?

(I'm assuming that "iso-8859-i" is shorthand for "iso-8859-8-i"?)
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