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Re: Headers / caches proposal (revised)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 03:15:25 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <nt0g525i69g9k1fmn6phh9mejdjcqsh24p@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Mark Nottingham wrote:
>Does DOMString expose the character encoding? I thought it was just a  
>character abstraction based on Unicode (again, I'm not a DOM expert,  
>much less an i18n one...)

DOMString must be UTF-16 but it's not possible to tell using DOM
interfaces whether the requirement has been met. The requirement
is widely ignored in practise, many implementations use UTF-8 or
UTF-32 instead.
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