[whatwg] Is EBCDIC support needed for not breaking the Web?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 09:25:26 PDT 2008

[just to whatwg]

2008/6/1 Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>:

> Philip Taylor made a test case:
> http://philip.html5.org/demos/charset/ebcdic/charsets.html
> It shows that browsers that use general-purpose decoder libraries (IE and
> Safari) support some EBCDIC flavors but browsers that roll their own
> decoders (Firefox and Opera) don't.

I just loaded that test page in Firefox 3 on Linux (Mozilla/5.0 (X11;
U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008052604 Minefield/3.0pre)
and the accented characters appear to work in the EBCDIC encodings ...

- d.

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