[whatwg] ISO-8859-* and the C1 control range

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Jun 4 11:14:03 PDT 2007

On May 29, 2007, at 18:10, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> I don't know of any ISO-8859 encodings requiring this, but for all  
> unicode encodings and numeric entity references compatibility  
> requires interpreting this range of code points in the WinLatin1 way.

I tested with Firefox 2.0.4, Minefield, Safari 2.0.4, WebKit nightly  
and Opera 9.20 (all on Mac). Only Safari 2.0.4 gives the DWIM  
treatment the C1 code point range in UTF-8 and UTF-16.

This makes me suspect that compatibility with the Web doesn't really  
require the DWIM treatment here. What does IE7 do?

The data I used:

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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