Re: "Interoperability is getting better" ... What does that mean?

From: Marc Blanchet <marc.blanchet_at_viagenie.ca>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:16:31 -0500

Le 2012-12-30 ŗ 17:41, Jukka K. Korpela a ťcrit :

> 2012-12-30 23:22, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
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>> I have heard it stated that, in the context of character encoding and decoding:
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>> Interoperability is getting better.
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> Where? It seems that this is what *you* are saying.
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>> Do you have data to back up the assertion that interoperability is getting better?
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> Do you?
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>> Below is a summary of my understanding of interoperability.
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> This seems to revolve around just the encoding of web pages, specifically the problem that sometimes the encoding has not been properly declared.
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> I havenít seen any data on the relative frequency of such problems, and I donít know what such data would be useful for.
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> But in my experience, such problems have been become more common, mainly because people using different encodings. One reason is that people think UTF-8 is favored but donít quite know how to use it, e.g. declaring UTF-8 but using an authoring tool that does no actually produce UTF-8 encoded data.

not my experience. I agree with Asmus that overall, things are getting better.

Marc.

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> Yucca
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