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Re: XHR and document.xmlEncoding

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 12:14:00 +0100
To: "Alexey Proskuryakov" <ap-carbon@rambler.ru>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tjiphm0v64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 09:55:01 +0100, Alexey Proskuryakov  
<ap-carbon@rambler.ru> wrote:
>> 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.

Yeah, sounds like it. My suggestion would be to require that the XML  
Declaration be dropped. Or, if present, is set to UTF-8 (which is the  
encoding anyway).

> 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?

That's what the specification currently says. :-) What do you want?

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 24 November 2006 11:14:33 UTC

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