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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:35:40 +0300
Message-ID: <02c201c8a6d0$e12de970$0500000a@DOCENDO>
To: "W3C Validator Community" <www-validator@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:

>>> My point is that while HTML 4.01
>>> doesn't specify this properly, this is a solved problem (by HTML 5)
>> You're joking, right?
> Not at all.

Parodies have become impossible.

>> "HTML 5" is a collection of incomplete sketches.
> Sketches, yes, but more complete than HTML 4.01.

HTML 4.01 is an approved specification, with many drawbacks and flaws, 
but still. "HTML 5" is a name for a working draft that isn't even a 
draft but a sketch and describes itself as unstable and highly disputed 
(even among the working group).

Thus, to say that is has solved some problem is similar to snapping your 
fingers and saying "problem solved", except that you would probably 
agree with yourself on the solution that you made up in your mind, so it 
would be a more stable solution.

"HTML 5" should have nothing to do with markup validation. Whether you 
wish to throw an HTML 5 DTD at a validator is a different issue and not 
different from using Joe Q. Public's private DTD.

Jukka K. Korpela ("Yucca")
Received on Friday, 25 April 2008 12:36:17 UTC

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