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Re: [FileAPI] File.name

From: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 02:37:49 -0800
Message-ID: <4AFD36FD.2060505@mozilla.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
> On Nov 10, 2009, at 5:29 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
>> "The name of the file as a UTF8-encoded string." A DOMString is not 
>> UTF-8-encoded. I think this should just say "Returns the filename". 
>> It is not more complicated than that as far as I can tell.
>
> There are some filesystems on (mostly legacy) Unix-like systems where 
> filenames are stored in some other encoding than UTF-8, and in some 
> cases the encoding is not even known. For example, in Japan there 
> exist NFS fileservers where the filenames are encoded in Shift-JIS. In 
> cases like that it's a little more complicated than "Return the 
> filename" but it's probably ok to just leave it to the UA or the 
> operating system to figure out how to deal. Interpreting it as UTF-8 
> is likely to be a poor choice in such cases.

I agree.  The draft no longer says that the name has to be in UTF8.

-- A*
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