[whatwg] Default encoding to UTF-8?
Leif Halvard Silli
xn--mlform-iua at xn--mlform-iua.no
Tue Dec 6 12:58:09 PST 2011
There is now a bug, and the editor says the outcome depends on "a
browser vendor to ship it":
Jukka K. Korpela Tue Dec 6 00:39:45 PST 2011
> what is this proposed change to defaults supposed to achieve. […]
I'd say the same as in XML: UTF-8 as a reliable, common default.
> (Basic character encoding issues are of course
> not that complex to you and me or most people around here; but most
> authors are more or less confused with them, and I don't think we should
> add to the confusion.) [...]
That's an authoring issue. I bet the authoring gains would outweigh the
> If the purpose is UTF-8 evangelism, then it would be just the kind
> of evangelism that produces angry people, not converts.
Evangelism is already in place. The purpose is change of UA behaviour.
> If there's something that should be added to or modified in the
> algorithm for determining character encoding, the I'd say it's error
> processing. I mean user agent behavior when it detects, [...]
There is already an (optional) detection step in the algorithm - but UA
treat that step differently, it seems.
NARUSE, Yui Tue Dec 6 05:59:27 PST 2011
> (2011/12/06 17:39), Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> 2011-12-06 6:54, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> I found it: http://rink77.web.fc2.com/html/metatagu.html
> It uses HTML5 doctype and not declare encoding and its encoding is
> Shift_JIS,the default encoding of Japanese locale.
Let's hope it is a single incident and not a cult, yet ...
Leif H Silli
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