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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue May 29 06:58:07 PDT 2007

On Tue, 29 May 2007 12:13:25 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> To avoid stepping on the toes of Charmod more than is necessary, I  
> suggest making it non-conforming for a document to have bytes in the  
> 0x80…0x9F range when the character encoding is declared to be one of the  
> ISO-8859 family encodings.
> (UA conformance requires in some cases these bytes to be decoded in a  
> Charmod-violating way, but reality trumps Charmod for UA conformance.  
> While I'm at it: Surely there are other ISO-8859 family encodings  
> besides ISO-8859-1 that require decoding using the corresponding  
> windows-* family decoder?)

  1. I heard rumors that browsers treat that particular range special in
     Unicode as well.

  2. Maybe we should e-mail the charmod people about the bug in their


Anne van Kesteren

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