From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 28 2009 - 22:20:18 CST
Peter Krefting <peter at opera dot com> wrote:
>> 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.
No, once again it goes far beyond documenting or recommending certain
behavior for compatibility; it *mandates* certain behavior for
compatibility. It declares your user agent positively non-compliant if
it doesn't play these games. That is where 99% of my objections lie.
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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