[Python-ideas] Support WHATWG versions of legacy encodings
ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 19:22:58 EST 2018
On 11 January 2018 at 05:04, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> For the stdlib, I think we should stick to standards and
> not go for spreading non-standard ones.
> So -1 on adding WHATWG encodings to the stdlib.
We already support HTML5 in the standard library, and saying "We'll
accept WHATWG's definition of HTML, but not their associated text
encodings" seems like a strange place to draw a line when it comes to
I do think your observation constitutes a compelling reason to leave
the existing codecs alone though, and treat the web codecs as a
distinct set of mappings. Given that, I think Rob's original
suggestion of using "web-1252" et al is a good one.
We can also separate them out in the documentation, such that we have
* a new table for WHATWG encodings
Nick Coghlan | ncoghlan at gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia
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