[whatwg] Character-encoding-related threads

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Mon Feb 13 12:02:53 PST 2012

On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:46:57 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at opera.com>  
> 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.

I guess one could argue that <a> is already captured by the requirements  
around URL validation. That would leave <form> and potentially some  
script-related features. It still seems sensible to me to flag everything  
that is not labeled as UTF-8, but if we want something intermediate we  
could start by flagging non-UTF-8 pages that use <form> and maybe obsolete  
<form accept-charset> or obsolete any other value than utf-8 (I filed a  
bug on that feature already to at least restrict it to a single value).

Anne van Kesteren

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