From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 26 2010 - 21:13:04 CDT
On 6/26/2010 5:41 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Regarding the inability to distinguish 8859-15 heuristically from
> 8859-1, I understand the problem when there are no tags or other
> hints, or for cases like Windows-1252 text declared to be 8859-1, but
> it seems unlikely to me that there is much text encoded in 8859-1 (or
> Windows-1252) that is tagged as 8859-15. I would think in a case like
> that, it might make sense to trust the tag. I suspect the problem of
> unreliable declarations is greater for most other tuples of
> (declared-encoding, actual-encoding).
this is an interesting concept, i.e. that the reliability of the tag
being correct might well depend on the value of the tag. I wonder
whether that type of probability is being considered at all when making
the decision to trust auto-recognition over tag value.
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