From: Peter Krefting (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Dec 28 2009 - 11:27:17 CST
> The implications are that (1) the authors of the present draft know
> better than authors of previous works on character encoding and (2)
> compatibility with existing, incorrectly or incompletely marked HTML
> documents is more important than adherence to standards. This is a
> departure from all other HTML and XHTML specifications I've ever seen
> from the W3C.
Well, considering the current state of the web, these are sound deviations
to make. From experience, a significant portion of all pages on the web
marked up as "iso-8859-1" are indeed contain windows-1252 content. If you
look at current browsers, you will see that all of them make this
assumption. HTML5 just documents the current practice in this regard.
-- \\// Peter Krefting, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software ASA
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