[whatwg] [html5] r5258 - [e] (0) Some more references to UTF-8.

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 10:11:25 PDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 4:53 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua at xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> whatwg at whatwg.org, Mon,  9 Aug 2010 18:16:12 -0700 (PDT):
>> Author: ianh
>> Date: 2010-08-09 18:16:10 -0700 (Mon, 09 Aug 2010)
>> New Revision: 5258
>>    <p>Authors are encouraged to use UTF-8. Conformance checkers may
>> -  advise authors against using legacy encodings.</p>
>> +  advise authors against using legacy encodings. <a
>> href=#refsRFC3629>[RFC3629]</a></p>
> Could we replace 'legacy encodings' with a clearer wording - or
> eventually define what 'legacy encodings' mean? The current wording
> could give the impression that any encoding other than UTF-8 is a
> legacy encoding. But it is unclear whether that is actually what is
> meant.
> Specifically, it is not clear from the above whether conformance
> checkers may advice authors against using UTF-16, since UTF-16
> generally isn't associated with 'legacy encoding'.

That's precisely what's meant.  UTF-8 is the encoding of the web.  Any
and all other encodings are legacy encodings.


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