ISSUE-379: "us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252"

"us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252"

State:
CLOSED
Product:
encoding
Raised by:
Addison Phillips
Opened on:
2014-07-10
Description:
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23646

This issue tracks the bug listed above and was created as part of the WG LC process. The bug was created prior to the WG LC.

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http://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/ lists US-ASCII and equivalents (e.g., ASCII) as an alias for "windows-1252". This isn't correct, as Windows 1252 has several code points above 127 that are not ASCII characters. US-ASCII should be kept distinct from Windows 1252, just as it should be kept distinct from Latin-1 and all the other encodings that are extensions of US-ASCII.
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. I18N-ISSUE-379 (BUG23646): "us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252" [encoding] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-07-10)

Related notes:

These issues are now tracked at http://www.w3.org/International/docs/encoding/encoding-cr-doc

Richard Ishida, 16 Sep 2015, 12:00:45

Changelog:

Created issue '"us-ascii" should not be an alias for "windows-1252"' nickname BUG23646 owned by Addison Phillips on product encoding, description 'https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23646

This issue tracks the bug listed above and was created as part of the WG LC process. The bug was created prior to the WG LC.

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http://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/ lists US-ASCII and equivalents (e.g., ASCII) as an alias for "windows-1252". This isn't correct, as Windows 1252 has several code points above 127 that are not ASCII characters. US-ASCII should be kept distinct from Windows 1252, just as it should be kept distinct from Latin-1 and all the other encodings that are extensions of US-ASCII.' non-public

Addison Phillips, 10 Jul 2014, 04:16:41

nickname changed to ''

Richard Ishida, 16 Sep 2015, 12:00:45

Status changed to 'closed'

Richard Ishida, 16 Sep 2015, 12:00:45


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