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Re: XHR and document.xmlEncoding

From: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap-carbon@rambler.ru>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:55:01 +0300
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C1889995.329A4%ap-carbon@rambler.ru>

On 11/19/06 5:25 PM, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

>> However, I'm not seeing this behavior in Firefox 2 - it seems to always
>> encode sent documents as UTF-8. Is this something that has been already
>> discussed, and decided in favor of the new behavior? I'm feeling
>> somewhat reluctant to break Firefox compatibility (WebKit didn't support
>> xmlEncoding before, and thus also encoded documents as UTF-8).
> 
> I'm fine with always serializing to UTF-8 if that's what browsers do. One
> less character encoding issue for authors to deal with. :-)

  There's one difference between WebKit and Firefox in this regard, however.
WebKit serializes the document without any XML declaration, so encoding as
UTF-8 is only natural. However, Firefox includes a declaration, with an
encoding that doesn't match the actual one - which looks like a bug to me.

  Perhaps, the requrement could be that the document should be encoded to be
valid - i.e. if an XML declaration is present, it should match the actual
encoding?

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
Received on Tuesday, 21 November 2006 08:56:04 GMT

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