[whatwg] Character-encoding-related threads

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Mon Feb 13 11:46:57 PST 2012

On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:22:13 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> Hm, that's an interesting point. Can we make a list of features that rely
> on the character encoding and have the spec require an encoding if any of
> those are used?
> If the list is long or includes anything that it's unreasonable to expect
> will not be used in most Web pages, then we should remove this particular
> "hole" in the conformance criteria.

The list starts with <a> and the moment you do not use UTF-8 (or UTF-16,  
but you really shouldn't) you can run into problems. I wonder how  
controversial it is to just require UTF-8 and not accept anything else.

Anne van Kesteren

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