Re: IE <5.5 vs IE >=5.5 statistics? (Should we use UTF-8?)
by Anton Tagunov <tae(at)newmail.ru>
||Wed, 13 Mar 2002 04:14:21 +0300
cen> Why waste time on stats? I just code in the browser of my choice, then
cen> check it in all others. I find I have the least to fix that way and
cen> usually its an error I made for all of them. And I rarely get reports of
cen> things not being seen.
That's a Hamlet's question: to UTF-8 or not to UTF-8?
(I assume most of us probably understand the
advantages/disadvantages of UTF-8/ascii+&#xyzw;/other encodings/etc.
In a similar discussion at comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
Alan J. Flavell" <flavell(at)mail.cern.ch> has mentioned his articles
that may probably come helpful for the interested parties.)
My original question was not
- in what browsers is UTF-8 borken,
since an approximate answer is known: IE < 5.5, NN <6
- what can we do to workaround that,
since we are probably aware of the alternatives
My question was: how many browsers are there
that are known not to handle UTF-8 encoded pages properly?
That's why spend time on stats: major design decisions
(choice between UTF-8/ascii+&#xyzw/other encoidigs/etc.)
depend on them.
-Best regards, Anton
HWG hwg-techniques mailing list archives,
maintained by Webmasters @ IWA