On Jun 20, 2006, at 14:54, Timothy Bennett wrote:

> On 6/20/06, Michal Suchanek <hramrach / centrum.cz> wrote:
>>
>>
>> If I read pieces of text from web pages they can be in different
>> encodings. I do not see any reason why such pieces of text could not
>> be automatically concatenated as long as they are all subset of
>> unicode.
>
>
> Having different encodings on one web page is a good way to make  
> sure that
> the page won't display correctly, since all the browsers I know of  
> display
> all text on a page using just one encoding.  Granted, if the  
> encoding is a
> subset of unicode, it may still manage to work out, but personally  
> I keep
> running in to pages that display some of the characters as garbage  
> no matter
> what encoding I instruct my browser to use.  So, no, I don't think  
> it should
> be valid to concatenate strings with different encodings.

So we shouldn't do it because it doesn't work in web browsers?

Hopefully we don't apply that criteria globally, or we'd never get  
anything done.