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bug#9716: Patch for HTML5 auto-coding support


From: Juri Linkov
Subject: bug#9716: Patch for HTML5 auto-coding support
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 02:28:37 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> please find attached patch that
>
> * added support for detecting encoding in HTML5 specified only as <meta
> charset=***>
>
> Implementation just makes http-equiv and content-type parts from HTML4
> encoding string optional.

The HTML5 specification says:

  Using a meta element with a charset attribute that specifies the encoding
  within the first 1024 bytes of the document. E.g. <meta charset="UTF-8">
  could be used to specify the UTF-8 encoding. This replaces the need for
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  although that syntax is still allowed.

that confirms that we should install the proposed patch.





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