[whatwg] Custom elements and attributes

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Nov 5 04:50:04 PST 2006

Øistein E. Andersen wrote:

> I perfectly agree. (Actually, i think that U+7F (delete) and the C1 control characters
> should be excluded [transformed into U+FFFD] as well, but this could perhaps be
> problematic due to spurious CP1252 characters.)

Spurious Cp1252 is a real problem. In fact, incorrectly labeled encoding 
is a real problem, and a thorny one. Draconian error handling in XML 
solves this, but I'm not sure what HTML 5 should do here. It's worth 
thinking about though. It's also worth reviewing the work the W3C TAG 
and I18N working groups did on this issue since a lot of smart people 
did a lot of thinking about this quite recently:


I don't remember the exact outcome myself, except that it's a really 
ugly problem that truly requires some changes in what options webmasters 
give to web content creators.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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