You are right about the steps, the utf8 info wouldn't actually be needed for the 2.3 page. However, as one can land at any particular version page when looking for some info, the copy/paste process will never die
This idea began because I wanted to take some pointers I've given in some posts and add them to the ut8 related page. And well, I thought it would be better to deal with just one independent page.
Recently I participated in a thread about the 2.x file system, and well, I was also thinking of making a page to delve a little more into this topic.
I worked as a system developer for many years, and because of this background I sometimes wished there were more technical explanations about how some things work (or why they work the way they do). Eventhough I know that for many users technical explanations aren't actually useful, for many others they will be like gold, as they will be able to actually understand what is really going on behind curtains, and thus, they will also be able to more easily help others solve their particular problems. I'd really look forward for some improvements in this area. Mhh, what about having weekly or biweekly live Q&A sessions with the developers?
Yes, as you mention, something like the "dev" pages, maybe a "ref" or a "tech" section? Food for thought