[whatwg] Default encoding to UTF-8?

Kornel Lesiński kornel at geekhood.net
Mon Dec 5 16:10:56 PST 2011

On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:50:31 -0000, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:

> That compatibility mode already exists: It's the default mode--just
> like the quirks mode is the default for pages that don't have a
> doctype. You opt out of the quirks mode by saying <!DOCTYPE html>. You
> opt out of the encoding compatibility mode by saying <meta
> charset=utf-8>.

Could <!DOCTYPE html> be an opt-in to default UTF-8 encoding?

It would be nice to minimize number of declarations a page needs to  

regards, Kornel Lesiński

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