[whatwg] Custom elements and attributes

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sun Nov 5 05:08:41 PST 2006

On Sun, 05 Nov 2006 13:50:04 +0100, Elliotte Harold  
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> [...]
> 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:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/mime-respect-20060412
> http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/
> 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.

How does requiring changes solve the problem for content that's out there?  
This doesn't make much sense to me.

Anne van Kesteren

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