[whatwg] several messages about handling encodings in HTML
ian at hixie.ch
Thu May 22 20:20:20 PDT 2008
On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Øistein E. Andersen wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 01:21:20 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson wrote:
> > (I've made the characters not allowed in XML also not allowed in HTML,
> > with the exception of some of the space characters which we need to
> > have allowed for legacy reasons.)
> The C1 character U+0085 NEXT LINE (NEL) is also a Unicode space
> character, and this one is neither disallowed nor discouraged in XML as
> far as I can tell. I am not sure if we really want to support this
> character, though; Opera, Safari and Firefox do not seem to recognise it
> at all, and one IE7 installation seems to treat it as a non-breakable
> wide space, but this may well be font-dependent. (Allowing this
> character could be confusing given that … does not refer to U+0085,
> but rather to an ellipsis for compatibility with Windows-1252.)
I consciously excluded it.
> More importantly, the current draft seems to allow C0 (not only white
> space) controls and delete, as well as U+FDD0 to U+FDDF and the
> non-characters *FE and *FF when these are expressed as character
> references. Would it be possible to (dis)allow the same set of
> characters in both cases?
Yeah, this was fixed yesterday.
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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