[whatwg] A comment to character encoding declaration

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Thu May 22 03:57:12 PDT 2008

On May 22, 2008, at 12:23, Ian Hickson wrote:

>   EUC-KR -> Windows-949
>   KS_C_5601-1987 -> Windows-949

FWIW, x-windows-949 would be more correct given the current IANA  

The list is missing tis-620, x-iso-8859-11 and iso-8859-11 which  
should turn into x-windows-874.

> Let me know if you have any more information, e.g. an exact list of  
> what should be a conformance error in each of those
> cases.

After pondering the usefulness of conformance errors in this area, I'm  
inclined to think that there should be no particular errors when in  
coding name aliasing happens. This means that I would even suggest  
removing the C1 range bytes as errors when ISO-8859-1 turns into  
Windows-1252. My rationale is that the cost/benefit characteristics of  
reporting theoretical wrongness in this area are unfavorable.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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