Re: [dev] rebooting the web (it was: surf rewrite for WebKit2GTK)

From: Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:48:13 +0100

Anthony J. Bentley said:
> The sane place is the HTTP header. Well, saner would be to assume UTF-8
> by default, but this is the next best option.

No. There is only one sane place for stating encoding: the bloody
standard. It should unambiguously require that no other encoding then
UTF-8 may be used for HTML5, and that browser should not render document
that failed UTF-8 validation.

If UTF-8 ever becomes inadequate for some reason, there should be HTML6
(or whatever next number will be then), that states the next sane

Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
Received on Fri Oct 31 2014 - 21:48:13 CET

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