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Re: [VE][html5] charset encoding warnings

From: Andreas Prilop <aprilop@freenet.de>
Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2011 17:03:09 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1110151657250.16916@zen.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>
On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> The reason is that by the HTML5 drafts, browsers are required
> to treat iso-8859-1 as windows-1252.
> From a different perspective, this is just madness  kludgy error
> recovery turned to a standard and an international, widely deployed
> standard flushed down the toilet in favor of a vendor-specific encoding.

And one may ask: Why not do the same for ISO-8859-9 and Windows-1254,
for ISO-8859-11 and Windows-874?
Or why not treat *all* 8-bit encodings as Windows-1256?
Received on Saturday, 15 October 2011 15:03:34 UTC

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