Re: UTF-8 isn't the default for HTML (was: xkcd: LTR)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:02:46 +0100

Philippe Verdy, Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:11:13 +0100:

> So we would be in a case where it's impossible to warranty full
> compatiblity or interoperability between the two concurrent standards from
> the same standard body, and promissing the best interoperoperability with
> "past" flavors of HTML (those past flavors are still not in the "past"
> given that two of them are definitely not deprecated for now but fully
> recommended, and HTML5 is still with the "draft" status).

Section 5.1 of XHTML 1.0 says: [1] 'XHTML Documents which follow the
guidelines set forth in Appendix C, "HTML Compatibility Guidelines" may
be labeled with the Internet Media Type "text/html"'

And Appendix C, point 9 of XHTML 1.0 says: [2] 'the best approach is to
ensure that the web server provides the correct headers. If this is not
possible, a document that wants to set its character encoding
explicitly must include [ snip ] a meta http-equiv statement (e.g.,
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=EUC-JP" 

> For me, it is normal that the Unicorn validator does not integrate HTML5,
> given its draft status.

The strange thing is that Unicorn doesn't integrate XHTML1. [1][2]


leif halvard silli
Received on Thu Nov 29 2012 - 06:06:53 CST

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