[whatwg] Encodings and the web

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Dec 21 01:16:18 PST 2011

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 04:40:10 +0100, Mark Callow <callow_mark at hicorp.co.jp>  
> On 20/12/2011 20:01, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> [3]<http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/encoding/raw-file/tip/Overview.html>
> This is a great start. A few comments
> It seems weird to use Windows' names rather than the iso names as the
> official encoding names. E.g., I expected iso-8859-1 to be the encoding
> and windows-1252 to be one of the labels.

Since the actual encoding used is closer to windows-1252 it seemed more  
accurate to me to do it the other way around (though for shift_jis I have  
not done that as everyone calls windows-31j shift_jis). It does affect  
what document.characterSet returns though so maybe we should switch it.

> "Notes" still says multi-octet encodings aren't listed at all. Perhaps I
> am misinterpreting what "list of encodings" refers to.

Oops, removed that. (Though not all multi-octet encodings are listed yet.)

> Including tables for all the multi-octet encodings is going to be a big
> task and create a very long document.  Such tables may be better placed
> in linked documents rather than the main body.

Yeah I think we have to do that for some encodings. Others, such as UTF-8  
and UTF-16, can probably be defined inline.

Anne van Kesteren

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