ISSUE-58: In-document declarations always useful

In-document declarations always useful

State:
CLOSED
Product:
polyglot
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2011-06-21
Description:
3. Character Encoding
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-polyglot-20100624/#character-encoding

WG Approved: Yes


"In addition, polyglot markup need not include the meta charset declaration, because the parser would have to read UTF-16 in order to parse it by definition."

The i18n WG guidelines recommend, nevertheless, that you always include a visible encoding declaration in your document, since it helps developers, testers, or translation production managers who want to visually check the encoding of a document. So it's true to say that you strictly don't need it, but we would prefer that people do. Please could you reflect that in your document.

Please add comments to bugzilla:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10150


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Related emails:
  1. Review of tracker issues for best practices (part II) (from addison@lab126.com on 2015-03-28)
  2. [minutes] Internationalization WG telecon 2011-07-27 (from ishida@w3.org on 2011-07-27)

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